Electra

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Electra mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Electra

"Electra" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Amber". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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)
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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.

Notable Persons Named Electra

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Electra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 6 6 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 6 6 0
1915 11 11 0
1916 10 10 0
1917 12 12 0
1918 6 6 0
1919 5 5 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 12 12 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 6 6 0
1925 7 7 0
1926 10 10 0
1927 10 10 0
1928 5 5 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 7 7 0
1932 10 10 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 5 5 0
1935 5 5 0
1936 5 5 0
1938 7 7 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 6 6 0
1951 6 6 0
1952 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 9 9 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 8 8 0
1967 16 16 0
1969 5 5 0
1970 12 12 0
1971 14 14 0
1972 6 6 0
1973 11 11 0
1974 11 11 0
1976 13 13 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 10 10 0
1980 12 12 0
1981 7 7 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 14 14 0
1985 6 6 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 7 7 0
1990 17 17 0
1991 6 6 0
1992 9 9 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 11 11 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 16 16 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 27 27 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 34 34 0
2007 25 25 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 22 22 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 15 15 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 18 18 0
2014 13 13 0
2015 17 17 0
2016 11 11 0
2017 13 13 0

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Fun Facts about the name Electra

  • What name lists does Electra rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Electra? Electra is the 10,344th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Electra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,034 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 as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Electra: Your name in reverse order is Artcele. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atrelec. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.