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electra

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
ÊLéKTOR > ÊLéKTRON > ÊLéKTRA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
ÊLéKTOR (Ἠλέκτορ) ÊLéKTRON (Ἠλέκτρον) ÊLéKTRA (Ἠλέκτρα)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “êléktor (Ἠλέκτορ) êléktron (Ἠλέκτρον) êléktra (Ἠλέκτρα)”, meaning “amber, shining", "incandescent”. In Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos. She and her brother Orestes plotted revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. Electra is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides, and has inspired other works. In psychology, the Electra complex is also named after her. Electra's parents were King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. Her sisters were Iphigeneia and Chrysothemis, and her brother was Orestes. In the Iliad, Homer is understood to be referring to Electra in mentioning "Laodice" as a daughter of Agamemnon.
KEYWORDS:
GREEK MYTHOLOGY (MINOR FIGURES)

Usage

  • catalancatalan
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • italianitalian
  • latinlatin
  • portugueseportuguese
  • romanianromanian
  • spanishspanish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
elektra
english
elektra
finnish
elettra, elektra
italian
elettra
swedish
elettra, elektra
MASCULINE
italian
Elettro
PET & SHORT FORM
english
elka, elke, elek, elektrine, ela

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
Êléktra
basque
elektra
belarusian
elektra
breton
elektra
croatian
elektra
czech
Élektra
dutch
elektra
esperanto
Elektro
french
Électre
german
elektra
greek
Iléktra
hungarian - magyar
Élektra
icelandic
elektra
polish
elektra
russian
elektra
serbian
elektra
ukrainian
elektra

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

1
Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
ELECTRA PIERRE PERRET

Notable people and personalities​

Electra Avellan (born 1986) Venezuelan Actress