Meaning and name origin
Phaidra \pha(id)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Phaidra is "bright". Phaidra is a variant of Phaedra (Greek); Greek mythology: the daughter of King Minos, who was married to the hero Theseus and fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus.
Phaidra is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Phaidra for girls. Phaidra has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Phaedre. Like Phaidra, this name is not commonly used.