Electra

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of Ηλεκτρα (Elektra), a Greek name deriving from Greek ηλεκτρον (elektron) = 'amber', literally 'shining', 'radiant' [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Electra
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Elektra
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Elettra
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Finish Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Electra
Genitive: Electras
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Electra
Genitive: Electran
Partitive: Electraa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Electra
Genitive: Electras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Electra
Genitive: Electras

Further Information

Greek Mythology

In the Greek mythology, Electra was the unfortunate daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who prevailed on her brother Orestes to avenge their father's death by killing his murderers, the equally tragic Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
49 161 49 161 0 0
Denmark Denmark[5]
7
n.a.
7
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
5
n.a.
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
4
n.a.
4 0 0
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Electra.


References

  1. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  2. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  3. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/