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Phaedra meaning and name origin

Phaedra \pha(ed)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced FAY-drah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phaedra is "bright". Greek mythology: the daughter of King Minos, who was married to the hero Theseus and fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus. When he spurned her advances, she committed suicide. The tale of Phaedra's dark and guilty love has inspired playwrights from ancient to modern times.

Phaedra has 7 variant forms: Faydra, Fedra, Phadra, Phaedre, Phaidra, Phedra and Phedre.

Baby names that sound like Phaedra are Pheodora, Fedora, Fadora and Fyedora.

Popularity of Phaedra

Phaedra is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Phaedra compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Phaedra only.

Popularity of name Phaedra
Popularity of Phaedra