The name Akira in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Akira

  2. Tetsu / Penetrating

  3. Tetsu / Wise Sage

  4. Hikari

  5. Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious

  6. Dew

  7. Light / Bright


akira
Akira Scroll

アキラ is the name Akira in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

ā jī lā
Akira Scroll

阿基拉 is a common way to transliterate the name Akira into Mandarin Chinese.

Tetsu / Penetrating

chè
tetsu
Tetsu / Penetrating Scroll

徹 is commonly used in Japan as a given name, romanized as Tetsu.

The meaning of this Kanji is: thorough; penetrating; to pervade; to pass through; pervious; perspicacious; throughout; communal.

徹 can also be romanized as Michi; Tooru; Touru; Tetsuji; Tsuyoshi; Choru; Osamu; Itaru; or Akira.

Tetsu / Wise Sage

zhé
tetsu
Tetsu / Wise Sage Scroll

哲 is a Japanese name that is often romanized as Tetsu.

The meaning of the character can be: philosophy; wise; sage; wise man; philosopher; disciple; sagacity; wisdom; intelligence.

哲 can also be romanized as: Yutaka; Masaru; Hiroshi; Tooru; Tetsuji; Choru; Satoru; Satoshi; Akira; Aki.

huī
hikari
Hikari Scroll

暉 is a Kanji that often represents a Japanese name romanized as Hikari.

The literal meaning can be sunshine, light, or to shine upon. It has the same meaning in Chinese and Korean. From ancient Chinese, it is a variant of 輝/辉.

Other Japanese romanizations include Hikaru, Hikatsu, Teru, Terasu, Ki, and Akira.

Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious

yào
you kou
Yoko / Brilliant / Glorious Scroll

燿 means brilliant or glorious in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

I am listing this character as it is a common Japanese given name that is romanized as Yoko or Youkou. It can be romanized as these names as well: Yo, Teru, and Akira.

As with most Japanese names, this is not the only character or only name that romanizes as Yoko. Be sure you are getting the correct character before you order.

lòu
ro
Dew Scroll

露 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for dew.

Depending on the context in which this character is used, it can also mean: tears; syrup; nectar; outdoors (not under cover); to show; to reveal; to betray; to expose; scanty; bare; unconcealed; naked; public.

露 can be a Chinese surname Lu. 露 can also be the Japanese surname Tsuyuzaki or Tsuyusaki, and the given names Tsuyu or Akira.

Oddly, 露 is sometimes used as an abbreviation for Russia.

In the Buddhist context, 露 also means dew, but can be a symbol of transience. Sometimes used as a metaphor to expose or disclose knowledge and truth.

Light / Bright

míng
mei / myou
Light / Bright Scroll

明 means light, bright, clear, clarity, to understand, or wise.

In Chinese, this can refer to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) where it can also be the surname Ming.

In Japanese, this can be romanized many different ways when used as surnames or given names. 明 is a partial list of those names: Meishuu, Mei, Min, Myoujin, Myou, Hinata, Haru, Toshi, Tooru, Sayaka, Saya, Satoshi, Asumi, Akera, Akemine, Akesaki, Ake, Akuru, Akiraka, and Akira.

In the Buddhist context, this represents vidyā (knowledge). To expand that, Buddhists understand this to mean bright, clear, enlightenment, wisdom, or to understand. It represents Buddha-wisdom and its revelation; also the manifestation of a Buddha's light or effulgence.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Akiraアキラakira
Akira阿基拉ā jī lā / a1 ji1 la1 / a ji la / ajilaa chi la / achila
Tetsu
Penetrating

tetsuchè / che4 / chech`e / che
Tetsu
Wise Sage
tetsuzhé / zhe2 / zheche
Hikari
hikarihuī / hui1 / hui
Yoko
Brilliant
Glorious
you kou / youkou / yo koyào / yao4 / yao
Dewrolòu / lou4 / lou
Light
Bright
mei / myou / mei / myomíng / ming2 / ming
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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