What does Electra mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Electra:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Electra(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)


  1. Electra(ProperNoun)

    Any of several mythical women, including a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, one of the Pleiades, and one of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.

  2. Electra(ProperNoun)

    One of the stars in the Pleiades star cluster.

  3. Electra(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

  4. Origin: From Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον ( ḗlektron , " amber") , related to ἠλέκτωρ ( ēléktōr , " shining sun") .


  1. Electra

    In Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos. She and her brother Orestes plotted revenge against their mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. Electra is the main character in two Greek tragedies, Electra by Sophocles and Electra by Euripides, and has inspired other works. In psychology, the Electra complex is also named after her.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Electra

    an ocean nymph, the mother of Isis (q. v.).

  2. Electra

    the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, who, with her brother Orestes, avenged the death of her father on his murderers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Electra in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Electra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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