Given Name ELECTRA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ηλεκτρα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ə-LEKT-rə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

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. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
VARIANT: Elektra


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Entry updated December 8, 2017