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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.
There is 1 masculine form of Lydia: Lidio.
Lydia is a very popular first name for females (#243 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43037 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lydia for girls (2015 statistics).
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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