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.
Lydia has 1 masculine form: Lidio.Creative forms:
(female) Ledia, Louidia, ..
(male) Lydiath, 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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Lydia for girls. 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. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Lydia and affiliated 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.