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, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43037 out of 88799, Top 48%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lydia for girls. Lydia reached its highest rank of #79 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lydia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lydia (#84), Lyda and Lidia. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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.