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Electra 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 "shining, bright, radiant". Mythology: the daughter of Agamemmnon. 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 has 6 variant forms: Alectra, Elektra, Elettra, Ellectra, Ellektra and Ilectra.
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Popularity of Electra
Electra is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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