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Phaedra

HeartFAY-drah
Greek
"bright"

Phaedra Origin and Meaning

The name Phaedra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "bright".
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.
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Phaedra Popularity

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Lists containing Phaedra

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Famous People Named Phaedra

  • Phaedra ParksAmerican reality TV personality ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta")
  • Phaedra NicolaidisAustralian actress
  • Phaedra PatrickBritish writer
  • Phaedra HurstNew Zealand actress
  • Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell19th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Phaedra Bloom Forever GeldofCohen (b. 2013), son of media personality Peaches Geldof and singer Thomas Cohen
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Phaedra in Pop Culture

  • PhaedraMentioned in the Nancy Sinatra song "Some Velvet Morning"
  • Phèdre nó Delaunayfamous courtesan and heroine of the Kushiel novels by Jacqueline Carey
  • Phaedranickname given to a horse,like Colossus in the game "Shadow of the Colossus"
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