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Lydia Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Lydia is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Lydia is "from lydia".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "of Lydia".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 84  in baby name popularity for girls with 3609 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Lydia Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lydia has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lydia to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Lydia include Lyda.

The names Lida, Lide, Lidia, Lidiya, Lyydia are all forms of Lydia.

Lydia has the diminutive (nickname) Liddy.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lydia in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lydia.

Just for fun, see the name Lydia in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lydia in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.