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Lydia 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.
Lydia has 5 variant forms: Lidia, Lidie, Lidija, Lyda and Lydie.
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.
Popularity of Lydia
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).
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