Allegra Origin and Meaning

The name Allegra is girl's name of Italian origin meaning "joyous".
In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this quintessential Bohemian 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 KentAmerican ballet dancer
  • Allegra Versace BeckItalian heiress
  • Allegra HustonAmerican writer; sister of Anjelica Huston
  • Allegra GoodmanAmerican writer
  • (Clara) Allegra Byrondaughter of poet Lord Byron
  • Alice Allegra Englertactress; daughter of film director Jane Campion
  • Allegra Clark; voice actress
  • Allegra Penelope Overton (b. 2007)daughter of TV journalist Jessica Rowe and Peter Overton
  • Allegra Fuller SnyderAmerican dance ethnologist and choreographer
  • Allegra Elizabeth Jane StrattonBritish journalist
  • Allegra Sarah Bazzett McEvedyEnglish chef
  • Allegra CurtisAmerican actress

Allegra in Pop Culture

  • Allegramusical term
  • Allegra Sauvagesscharacter from the video game series SSX
  • Allegraan allergy medication
  • Allegra Colefrom the movie "Hitch"
  • Allegra Hunton TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Allegracharacter TV's "Allegra's Window"
  • Allegra Shapiromain character in Virginia Euwer Wolff's "The Mozart Season"
  • Allegra Vandcharacter in Cynthia Ozick's "Trust"
  • Allegracharacter in the Love Island mobile game
  • Allegrathe main character on the 1994–1996 Nick Jr. television series "Allegra's Window"
  • Allegra Gellercharacter from "Existenz"