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Gender: FMeaning of Electra: "shining, bright"Origin of Electra: Greek
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Though the tragedies of the Greeks and EugeneO'Neill that used this name are filled with incest and murder, Electra is still a brilliant choice. Isabella Rossellini chose the gentler Italian verson, Elletra, for her now grown daughter.
Freud lent this name to the 'Electra Complex,' the female equivalent of an Oedipal Complex
Welsh singer Marina Diamandis, who performs under the name 'Marina and the Diamonds', has a character piece album called 'Electra Heart', which is also the name of her alter ego.