Phaedra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Phaedra

Phaedra

Pronunciation: FEE-drə; FAY-drə (key)

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Our daughter is Phaedra. We love it. We never call her Phae.

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I was named after the Phedre overture. My mother was a music major and said that it was the prettiest piece of music that she ever heard, and if she ever had a daughter that she would name her Phedre.
I named my daughter Phaedra in part after the alter-ego of the protagonist in the novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (feminine of Phaedrus), which also involved a dream. I wanted something beautiful, unique and not weird for her... score!

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Phae (Fay)
Phaedie

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Mythology name, from the Greek meaning "bright". Phaedra was the wife of Theseus, who unhappily fell in love with his son, Hippolytus, and falsely accused the latter of assaulting her.
Pronounced: FEE-drah or FAY-drah. Other spellings Phedre or Phe'dre

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A tragic Greek figure, mentioned in 60's psychedelic song "Some Velvet Morning"
Title of 1974 album by electronic band Tangerine Dream

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