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Gender: Female Meaning of Allegra: "joyous" Origin of Allegra: Italian

The name Allegra is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "joyous". Allegra and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. Allegra is one of the most distinctive yet accessible girl names starting with A.

One of the most creative sounding of names, Allegra has been associated with the American prima ballerina Allegra Kent, and has been chosen as a first or middle name for their daughters by poets George Gordon, Lord Byron and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as well as by R. Buckminster Fuller and Donatella Versace. Caveat: There is that current connection to the allergy medication.

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Famous People Named Allegra

Allegra Kent, American ballet dancer
Allegra Versace, Italian heiress
Allegra Huston, American writer; sister of Anjelica Huston
Allegra Goodman, American writer
(Clara) Allegra Byron, daughter of poet Lord Byron
Alice Allegra Englert, actress; daughter of film director Jane Campion
Allegra Clark; voice actress
Allegra Penelope Overton (b. 2007), daughter of TV journalist Jessica Rowe and Peter Overton

Pop Culture References for the name Allegra

Allegra, musical term
Allegra, an allergy medication
Allegra Cole, from the movie "Hitch"
Allegra Hunt, on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Allegra, character TV's "Allegra's Window"
Allegra Shapiro, main character in Virginia Euwer Wolff's "The Mozart Season"
Allegra Vand, character in Cynthia Ozick's "Trust"

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