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What does Allegra mean?

Allegra \a-lleg-ra, all(e)-gra\ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAY-grah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Allegra is "gay and jaunty". The musical term "allegro" means "quickly, with a happy air". May have been originally coined as the name of Byron's illegitimate daughter in the 19th century. Ballerina Allegra Kent.


Allegra has 6 variants: Alegra, Alegria, Allegretta, Allie, Leggra and Legra.


Allegra is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2596 out of 4276, Top 61%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#38395 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Allegra and associated names. Allie (#257 a year ago) is the only prominent alternative form of Allegra (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.861%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.743%, down 13.7%). Allie (#257) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Allegra and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Allegra is pronounced similarly to Alegrya and Allegria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Allegra.