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Meaning and name origin
Electra \e-lect-ra, el(ec)-tra\ as a girl's 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".
Electra is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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