Phaedra

First Name
2k
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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Phaedra

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  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Phaedra is of Greek origin and means "Shining".
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From Latin Phaedra, from Ancient Greek Φαίδρα (Phaídra).
The myth has been retold several times, in plays (in classical times in Euripides' Hippolytus and Seneca the Younger's Phaedra, later in Racine's Phèdre), and more recently in other media.

  1. (mythology) The wife of Theseus, who falls in love with but is spurned by her stepson Hippolytus, then commits suicide, but is the cause of his later death (details vary between versions).
  2. (rare) A female given name.
  3. (astronomy) The asteroid 174 Phaedra.

Phaedra was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Latin

Notable Persons Named Phaedra

Phaedra Parks is an entertainment attorney. Phaedra was given the name Phaedra C. Parks on October 25th, 1971 in Athens, Georgia, U.S.

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Phaedra was born in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1963 70 70 0
1964 29 29 0
1965 32 32 0
1966 22 22 0
1967 21 21 0
1968 57 57 0
1969 54 54 0
1970 69 69 0
1971 96 96 0
1972 78 78 0
1973 54 54 0
1974 68 68 0
1975 52 52 0
1976 48 48 0
1977 54 54 0
1978 34 34 0
1979 36 36 0
1980 33 33 0
1981 28 28 0
1982 29 29 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 20 20 0
1985 22 22 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 18 18 0
1988 16 16 0
1989 22 22 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 14 14 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 17 17 0
1996 18 18 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 17 17 0
2000 15 15 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 28 28 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 24 24 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 29 29 0
2011 23 23 0
2012 37 37 0
2013 34 34 0
2014 38 38 0
2015 35 35 0
2016 31 31 0
2017 27 27 0
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Popularity of Phaedra as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Phaedra

  • How Popular is the name Phaedra? Phaedra is the 7,411th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Phaedra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,738 babies born with the first name Phaedra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phaedra to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phaedra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 70 new born babies.
  • When was Phaedra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phaedra is Saturday, March 10th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Phaedra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phaedra was in 1971 with a total of 96 babies.
  • Random Phaedra Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phaedra is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Phaedra: Your name in reverse order is Ardeahp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daaephr. How do you pronounce that?

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