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Lydia meaning and name origin
Lydia \l(y)-dia\ as a girl's name is pronounced LED-ee-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Lydia is "from Lydia". From Ludia. Place name: Lydia was an area of Asia known for its two rich kings, Midas and Croesus. Biblical: a Christian woman called a "seller of purple" and described as a woman of business, probably affluent. Cookbook author Lydie Marshall.Lydia has 5 variant forms: Lidia, Lidie, Lidija, Lyda and Lydie.Baby names that sound like Lydia are Lyda, Lydie and Lidia. Other similar baby names are Lygia, Lyvia, Lycia, Lyria and Nydia.
Popularity of Lydia
Lydia is a very popular first name for women (#243 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43037 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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