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What does Electra mean?

Electra Pronunciation of Electra [elec-tra] 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".

Associated with: greek, brilliant (light), ancient (old), mythology, literary, plays (opera).


Electra has 6 variants: Alectra, Elektra, Elettra, Ellectra, Ellektra and Ilectra.

Creative forms:
(female) Elecer, Emetra, ..

(male) Elecea, Elecre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Electra Annaleigh (E.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Electra has not been listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Electra name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alegra, Deetra, Deitra, Dextra, Eberta, Elata, Elberta, Elbertha (see Alberta), Eldora, Eleana, Eleanna, Eleanora, Eleasha, Eleena, Elefteria, Eleisa, Eleisha, Elena, Elenita, Elenor, Elenora, Elenore, Eleonora, Eleora, Eleri, Elesha, Elesteria, Elethea, Eletta, Eleuthera, Elicia, Elienora, Eliora, Elita, Elitta, Ellenora, Elleora, Elletta, Elliora, Ellita, Ellmera (see Almera), Ellura, Ellvira, Elmeera, Elmera, Elmira, Elmyra, Elnora, Elora, Eltha, Elveera, Elvera, Elvira, Elvyra, Elwira, Emera, Erletta, Evetta, Petra and Pietra. These names tend to be more commonly used than Electra.

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