Phaedra

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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, American reality TV personality ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta")
Phaedra Nicolaidis, Australian actress
Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Phaedra Bloom Forever Geldof-Cohen (b. 2013), son of media personality Peaches Geldof and singer Thomas Cohen

Pop Culture References for the name Phaedra

Phaedra, Mentioned in the Nancy Sinatra song "Some Velvet Morning"
Phèdre nó Delaunay, famous courtesan and heroine of the Kushiel novels by Jacqueline Carey

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