Electra Meaning and Origin

The name Electra is a girl’s name that is Latinized from Greek derived from elektron meaning ‘amber’. In Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. She played a significant role in the story of the Trojan War and its aftermath. After her father’s murder, Electra sought revenge on her mother and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus. The myth of Electra has been the subject of many literary works, including plays by Sophocles, Euripides, and others. Electra is not a particularly common name in many cultures. Variations of the name Electra can be found in different languages. In Greek, it can also be spelled as Elektra or Elektra. Similar-sounding names in other cultures include Elektra (German), Eletra (Italian), and Elektra (Swedish).

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