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Origin and Meaning of Electra

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  1. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Electra means "Electric personality".
  2. A submission from South Africa says the name Electra means "God" and is of English origin.
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  1. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)

From Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, “amber”), related to ἠλέκτωρ (ēléktōr, “shining sun”).

  1. (Greek mythology) Any of several mythical women, including a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, one of the Pleiades, and one of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.
  2. (astronomy) One of the stars in the Pleiades star cluster.
  3. (rare) A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Notable Persons Named Electra

Notable Persons Named Electra

Electra and Elise Avellan

Electra and Elise Avellan is a film producer, actor, producer, and actress. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Electra was given the name Electra Amelia Avellan on August 12th, 1986 in Caracas. Electra is also known as The Avellan Twins.

Electra Waggoner Biggs

Electra Waggoner Biggs was a sculptor. Electra was born as the child of E. Paul Waggoner on November 8th, 1912 in Texas. She passed away on April 23rd, 2001.

Electra Waggoner

Electra Waggoner was a rancher. Electra was born Electra Waggoner as the child of William Thomas Waggoner on January 6th, 1882 in near Decatur, Texas. She passed away on November 26th, 1925.

Electra Johnson

Electra was born on August 17th, 1909. She left this life on November 9th, 2004.

Electra Collins Doren


Notable Persons With the Last Name Electra

Notable Persons With the Last Name Electra

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, television personality, singer, entertainer, singing, and entertainment. She was most active from 1990 to present. Carmen was given the name Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20th, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S. Carmen is also known as Tara Patrick, Patrick, and Tara Leigh.

Dorian Electra

Dorian Electra is a pop music musician. She was most prominent from 2009 to present. Dorian was given the name Dorian Electra Fridkin Gomberg on June 25th, 1992 in Houston.

Justine Electra


Fun Facts about the name Electra

  • What name lists does Electra rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Electra? Electra is the 10,483rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Electra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,064 babies born with the first name Electra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Electra to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Electra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Electra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Electra is Thursday, May 14th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Electra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Electra was in 2006 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Electra Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Electra is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Electra: The name spelled backwards is Artcele. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reltcea. How do you pronounce that?
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