Allegra Name Meaning & Origin

Allegra

Pronunciation: ah-LEHG-rə (key)

Origin of the name Allegra:

Derived from the Latin allegro (cheerful, happy, gay).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Allegra

Allie, Allegrina, Alle, Alli, Ega, Ellie, Gaga, Aggie, Lea (leh-a), Ale (Ah-leh)

Meanings and history of the name Allegra

In his poem "The Children's Hour," Longfellow wrote about "laughing Allegra." I believe that it was from this poem that Iris Cohen, aka Allegra Kent, drew her stage name.

Means "cheerful, lively" in Italian. It is not a traditional Italian name. It was borne by a short-lived illegitimate daughter of Lord Byron.

Famous real-life people named Allegra

Allegra Kent, American ballet dancer
Allegra Versace, Italian heiress
Allegra Huston, American writer; sister of Anjelica Huston
Allegra Goodman, American writer

Allegra in song, story & screen

Allegra Maud Goldman is a book written by Edith Konecky. The title character is a precocious little girl.

One of the female characters in the fictional novel "The Shivering Sands" by Victoria Holt.

The title character from the Nick Jr. show "Allegra's Window".

Allegra Cole in the movie "Hitch" with Will Smith

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