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.
Lydia has 1 masculine form: Lidio.
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. then, 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 last year) are Lidia and Lyda. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5383%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.3053%, down 43.3%), 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)
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.