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What does Lydia mean?

Lydia \l(y)-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.


Variations

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

Lydia has 1 masculine form: Lidio.


Popularity

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 (#43037 out of 88799, Top 48%). (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. then, and is at #84 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Lydia and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Lydia (#84 last year) are Lidia and Lyda. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Lidia and Lyda becoming less in vogue. Lydia (#84) is the most fashionable girl name in this compilation, with this name going through a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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 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.

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