HiraganaHiragana is a syllabary used in written Japanese,
which originated from the cursive style of Kanji.:あきの
KatakanaKatakana is also a Japanese syllabary.
Basically, the characters don't have any meaning by themselves,
they only represent the sounds.
Japanese try to express the words came from foreign languages
with the most similar sounds in Japanese using Katakana.:アキノ
In Japanese, there is a culture of Kanji which is a set of characters that originated from Chinese characters, and the meaning of the name changes according to the choice of Kanji characters.
The greater number of kanji variations, the more common name is in Japan. On the other hand, a name with a few variations of kanji is unique and not very familiar to Japanese people.
For Akino, Kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the total number of good.