What does Lydia mean?
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.Kreatif forms: Ledia, Louidia. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Lydia for girls. Lydia reached its highest position of #79 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #84 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Lydia and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Lydia (#84 2 years ago) are Lidia and Lyda. These forms of Lydia were favored during the years 1880-1889 (average #461) and are somewhat less conventional today (#694, ▼43.3%). Lydia has historically been popular among parents, and Lyda used to be popular. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Lydia▲ is pronounced similarly to Lada, Leda▼, Leyda, Lida▼, Loyda and Lydah. Other recommended similar baby names are Latia, Lycia, Lygia, Lyria, Lyvia and Nydia▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lydia.