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Gender: F Pronunciation: FAY-drah Meaning of Phaedra: "bright" Origin of Phaedra: Greek

This name of a tragic figure in Greek mythology, the daughter of King Minos, sister of Ariadne and wife of Theseus, has a mysterious and intriguing appeal, and would make a dramatic choice.

Phaedra has been a persistent theme in literature, both ancient and modern. There have been plays by Euripedes, Racine, Unamuno, and O'Neill, novels, poetry, operas and film--as recently as the 2011 Immortals starring Freida Pinto.

One celebrity pulled a gender switch when she named her son Phaedra Bloom Forever.

Famous People Named Phaedra

Phaedra Parks, one of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"
Phaedra Bloom Forever Geldof-Cohen (b. 2013), son of Peaches Geldof

Pop Culture References for the Name Phaedra

lyrics from the Nancy Sinatra song "Some Velvet Morning"
Avril Phaedra Campbell was the original name of Kim Campbell

Faydra, Phaedre, Phaidra, Phedra, Phédre

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