Elaphria is the feminine singular form of Greek word elafrós meaning “light; lighthearted, frivolous”, referring to a levity or fickleness of mind. The origin of the word derives from Ancient Greek elaphrós (light, unheavy) via PIE root word *h₁lengʷʰ- (light, not heavy). Elaphria is also the name of a genus of moth.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Elafra (Greek)
  • Elafria (Greek)


Male forms:

  • Elaphros (Greek)
  • Elafros (Greek)


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow it sounds so light indeed, it’s lovely. 🙂


    1. apolla13 says:

      It is a lovely name 🙂 I wish I could remember where I came across this name. I have three small notebooks I use for names and words that I hear or come across and I know this name was on there, I just don’t know where I heard it from. Oh well.

      Happy New Year by the way 🙂


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