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Electra didn't really help Orestes to kill their mother, she just pushed him a little.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2005
Elektra is a character in the Marvel Comics universe, but, the spelling's different.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
Carmen Electra is an actress best known for her role as Lani McKenzie on the "Baywatch" T.V. series.
breakofday  12/30/2005
The word electricity is derived from the name Electra. The princess that bore this name had amber eyes and electricity was first discovered by rubbing silk and the jewel amber together.
shadow.of.a.dream  1/6/2006
The amber-silk story is a little wrong. The word electricity did not come from an amber-eyed princess named Electra, it was a little more direct: the word elektros means amber.
electrainstead  7/5/2006
In psychiatry, Dr. Carl Jung proposed the Electra complex to explain when girls are obsessed with their fathers and harbor resentment towards their mothers. It is the female version of the Oedipus complex.
jc  7/25/2006
Not a nice name, given the background, naming someone shouldn't be just about how it sounds or what it means, the history behind the name is as important.
Jeidy_mn  9/21/2006
My cousin's name is Electra, and I had an ancestor named Electa. Origins of the name, meaning, and namesakes are, to some extent, unimportant if you like the name.
Lyric  9/28/2006
Electra did not help Orestes actually kill their mother or their mother's lover, but stood off to the side and cheered him on.
gaelruadh19  1/29/2007
Czech fashion designer Zlatuše Miller has a daughter Elektra.
Maggie_Simpson  4/14/2007
Elektra´s nicknames are Ela, Elli, Elka, (E)lektrine.
Karcoolka  4/14/2007
"An Elektra Complex" is the female version of an Oedipus Complex, in which a daughter has a sexual-romantic relationship with (or feelings for) her father.
VictoriaCalledTori  5/20/2007
I think Electra is a cool name. It makes me think of the word "electric". It makes me think of a girl who is very unique, some would say weird, kind of a punk-rocker, and isn't afraid to be herself. Though I like to spell it Elektra better. The K makes it seem harder and more original.
Pippin  3/15/2008
I love this name, it's from Greek mythology and the 19th James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999)!
Hello_Hello  4/9/2008
The jokes about the Electra Complex would be endless. Besides, this name sounds like a pseudonym for an over-the-top singer or actress or something. Sure, it sounds pretty cool, but how cool will it be when the woman is 45 years old, let alone 60? The name just doesn't come off that spunky on someone who's past the age of spunk. Of course, it could be that the girl turns out quite shy or just really ordinary and conventional and hates the attention her name brings.
slight night shiver  5/22/2008
Besides being the name of a murderer in a story, and sounding like some kind of supervillian with lightning powers, imagine how this name fits with most last names. Electra Johnston...?
not_another_Jessica  10/26/2008
This is a very cool name. It's just that the history of the name (the Greek myth, the Electra Complex), slightly ruins it for me. Still, a great-sounding name.
emmiix3  4/19/2009
Reminds me too much of electricity. Especially the word electrify.
kool_babe14  5/7/2009
I love this name. It sounds so unusual and dramatic, and it's still really cool and pretty. Electra is not a name that you would forget easily.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2009
This name reminds me of a ditzy blonde model.
welovejamesarness  11/10/2009
I think Electra sounds very modern and invented. It reminds me of the word "electric". It is a cool name but it is far from beautiful.
Milena Scialfa  12/14/2009
Electra is a famous opera by Richard Strauss and a stunning work.
Anton  3/13/2010
I think this is a really cool and ultra-futuristic name. Hmm, perhaps a bit too futuristic for my tastes, I suppose. I think it would suit somebody born in the 23rd Century just fine, though. :)
walesgal92  4/1/2010
I like it. It sounds really different and cool.
SunnyHoney  4/30/2010
I think this name could age with you. I can picture baby Electra, child Electra teenage Electra, whatever. It always sounded very intelligent to me.
PandoraPandora  6/11/2010
― Anonymous User  7/7/2010
This name is so electric. I love it! It has an extra spark. :-)
And I definitely prefer Electra to Elektra--the 'k' in the middle looks odd to me, and (in my eyes) interrupts the flow.
I think Electra is fitting for a child, an adult, and an older woman. It is spunky, that's for sure.
erb816  9/7/2010
Electra is really cool! I love the spelling! It has an edge to it!
starz26  12/23/2010
This is such a lovely, classy name. Not very common, easy to pronounce. It's so cool!
ALOF10  6/7/2011
I really don't like this name: it reminds me too much of electricity.
Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
Electra Havemeyer Webb (August 16, 1888 – November 19, 1960) was a collector of fine art and American antiques and founder of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
Rowanship  1/17/2014
The names sounds awesome and IS awesome though I prefer it spelled "Elektra". •ᴗ•.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2014
Instead of the Greek myth, the meaning of this name is another. Means 'shining', person that radiates light.
I prefer Elektra to Electra. The K in the middle gives importance.
evy74  11/5/2014
I would like it... but I can't not think of Carmen Electra.
silly_rabbit  9/28/2015
I love the name Electra, my parents almost used it for me, and I would have preferred it if they had. Sadly, even though it sounds nice, it's a name you have to be careful with because of it's not-so-pleasant origins.
― Anonymous User  10/31/2015
The Pleiad Electra of Greek mythology was one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. [noted -ed] She was called Atlantis by Ovid, personifying the family of Pleiades.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2015
My name is Electra. All of the comments above mentioned are pretty accurate! I was called Electricity as a child, was asked if it were my 'stripper name' as a young lady, and I have been told the history of my name by so many people... Here is one that is not known. Electra was the name of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter that my distant relative, former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had turned into his presidential yacht. It was later sold to Elvis Presley. There are not many of us, and it is a name I love!
ElectraDelano  3/7/2016
Electra is a minor character in the musical 'Cats'. She is a kitten in the chorus line. The name in the musical is from the name mentioned in 'The Naming of Cats' - a T. S Eliot poem:
"There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the Gentlemen, some for the Dames,
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter,
But all of them sensible, everyday names."
TiffanyMcSparkles  7/30/2016
Electra Nicole Mustaine is the daughter of metal singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Her brother Justis David is a metal guitar while she is a country singer.
ERK  11/30/2016

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