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Meaning and name origin

Allegra \a-lleg-ra, all(e)-gra\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Alegra, Alegria, Allegretta, Allie, Legra and Leggra.


Allegra is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2596 out of 4276, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#66094 out of 88799, Top 74%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Allegra and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Allie (#257). (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Allie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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