What does Allegra mean?
Allegra /al-le-gra/ [3 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Allegra?
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 (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.861%) and is now significantly less widespread (usage 0.743%, ▼13.7%). Allie (#257) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)