Electra name - Meaning of Electra

Electra name - Meaning of Electra

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Greek Mythology (Latinized)
ə-LEKT-rə (English)
Electra Meaning
Latinized form of Greek Ηλεκτρα (Elektra) , derived from ηλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Electra originates in Greek language and means "shining, radiant". In Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon, who swore to revenge her father"s murder. Throughout centuries, the character of Electra has been an inspiration of various plays, most famous by Sophocles and Euripides, operas and films.

Electra Related Names
Variants: Elektra, Elettra
Other Languages: Elettra (Italian)

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