What does Electra mean?
Electra /elec-tra/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ee-LEK-trah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Electra is "brilliant".
From elektron, though ther are ancient Greek puns for it based on a "not" and lectron "married". Mythology: the daughter of Agamemmnon and Clymnestra. Literary: a central character in three Greek tragedies. Also the inspiration for Lavinia in Eugene O'Neill's trilogy of plays, "Mourning Becomes Electra".
How popular is Electra?
Electra is an unusual given name for women. Electra is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Electra for girls. Electra has not been listed in the list so far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)