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What does Lyda mean?

Lyda Pronunciation of Lyda [ly-da] as a name for girls is a Latin, Greek and Slavic name, and the name Lyda means "small winged one; loved by the people; from Lydia". Lyda is an alternate form of Alida (Latin): also variation of Alda. Lyda is also a variation of Leda (Greek). Lyda is also used as a derivative of Lida (Slavic) and Lydia (Greek).

Associated with: greek, small (little).


Lyda has 8 variants: Ledah, Leida, Leyda, Lidah, Lidia, Lidie, Lydah and Lydie.

13 more relations via Alida, Leda, Lida, Lydia: Alda, Aleda, Allda, Allyda, Alyda, Alydah, Dela, Dila, Elida, Leta, Lidija, Lita and Oleda.

Creative forms:
(female) Luda, Lyva, ..

(male) Lydam, Lylan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyda Jadyn (L.J.), ..

How popular is Lyda?

Lyda is a very prominent first name for women (#1770 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#13530 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lyda entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #306 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lyda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alda, Aleda, Alida, Dela, Elida, Leda, Leta, Lida, Lidia (#1477 in 2015), Lidie, Lita, Lydia (#81) and Lydie are the popular varying forms of Lyda. Other forms, like Leyda, are uncommon. These forms of Lyda reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.3%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.3%, 14.2% less), but with forms such as Leta becoming less trendy. Lydia is the most chic name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyda, Alda, Aleda, Alida, Dela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elida, Leda, Leta, Lida, Lidia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lidie, Lita, Lydia, Lydie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lydia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lyda is pronounced similarly to Lada, Laday, Ladey, Lady, Laidy, Lauda, Leoda, Loida and Loyda. Other recommended names are Ada, Adda, Aida, Arda, Auda, Ayda, Beda, Cynda, Dada, Doda, Eda, Edda, Elda, Fayda, Heda, Huda, Inda, Jada, Lana, Lara, Lata, Layla, Leia, Lenda, Leya, Leyna, Lia, Liba, Lisa, Liva, Liya, Liza, Lola, Lora, Lula, Lusa, Lyla, Lylah, Lyn, Lyna, Lynae, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndi, Lyndy, Lynn, Lyra, Lyria, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyuba, Lyza, Mada, Mayda, Meda, Nada, Neda, Nyada, Reda, Sada, Sayda, Synda, Tada, Uda and Zada. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyda.

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