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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.


Variations

Lydia has 5 variant forms: Lidia, Lidie, Lidija, Lyda and Lydie.

There is 1 masculine form of Lydia: Lidio.


Popularity

Lydia is a very popular first name for females (#243 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43037 out of 88799, Top 48%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lydia for girls. Lydia reached its highest rank of #79 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lydia name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lydia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lydia (#84), Lyda and Lidia. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lidia, Lyda, Lydia in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Lydia is also pronounced similarly to Lada, Leda, Leyda, Lida, Loyda and Lydah. Other suggested similar baby names are Latia, Lycia, Lygia, Lyria, Lyvia and Nydia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lydia.

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