What does Lydia mean?
Lydia [ly-dia] as a girls' 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.
1 masculine form: Lidio.Creative forms:
(female) Ledia, ..
(male) Lylin, .. Middle name pairings:
Lydia Tamara (L.T.), ..
How popular is Lydia?
Lydia is a very prominent first name for women (#243 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#60083 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lydia reached its highest position of #79 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #81 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Lydia (#81 from recent data) are Lidia (#1477 from recent data), Lidie, Ludia, Lyda and Lydie. These forms of Lydia were favored in 2015 (median #1593), except for the version Lyda which has become less in vogue. Lydia is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation.
Lydia▲ is pronounced similarly to Lada, Laday, Ladey, Lady, Lauda, Leda, Ledah, Leida, Leoda, Leyda, Lida▼, Lidah, Loida, Loyda and Lydah. Other recommended names are Adia, Ardia, Cyndia, Cytia (see Cynthia), Fadia, Hadia, Hedia, India▼, Kadia, Kyria, Lakia, Lalia, Latia, Lecia, Leia▲, Lelia▼, Lesia, Lexia, Lia▲, Licia, Ligia, Lilia▲, Lisia, Livia▲, Loria, Lucia▲, Lycia, Lygia, Lyla▲, Lyna, Lynda▼, Lyndi, Lynea, Lynna, Lyra▲, Lyria, Lyric▲, Lyrica, Lyris, Lysa, Lyssa, Lyuba, Lyvia, Lyza, Media, Nadia, Nidia, Nydia, Nykia, Sadia, Syndia, Syria, Tyria, Xylia and Zylia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lydia.