Lydia meaning

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Lydia Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \l(y)-dia\
Number of People 👶 170,000
Rate in 2021 234
Numerology 🔢 6
Name origin 🌍 Greek
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Lydia Name Meaning

Lydia comes from an ancient kingdom that is located in modern Turkey. Lydia means "a woman from Lydia". Later, Lydia was the Roman province in which coins were invented. The name has a place in the Bible as well. In the Bible Lydia is described as “a seller of purple goods” and the “Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.” Puritans loved to name their children after the lesser known characters of the Bible and this is probably why Lydia became popular in the 17th century. In terms of usage, Lydia is mostly used in England and the U.S.


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Additional name description Lydia
Additional name description Lydia

Here are some famous people named Lydia:

Lydia Maria Child (American abolitionist and woman's rights advocate)
Lydia Cornell (actress)
Lydia Field Emmet (artist)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name her Lydia?

This name suggests that you are willing to sacrifice your desires for the sake of others' needs. You have a reasonable and balanced personality. You are a very creative person. You often volunteer in civic activities and take on a lot of responsibility. Other people come to you for advice because you are a very good listener.

You want to be a leader. You don’t like to be told what to do and that is why you want to be the boss. You are very good at finding new solutions to old problems. You can come up with ideas on the spot. Your heart desires to become a leader. You try to stay away from needy and idle people.

You are very good at using your reasoning in practical issues. You are not the one to make spontaneous decisions. Regardless of all of these, you are: lively, compelling, honest, kind-hearted, and tolerant. One of your main traits is that you sacrifice yourself and try to be helpful to others. Anxiety can shadow your judgment.

How do people react to you?

People look at you as someone stimulating and charismatic. You can seem talkative at times as well. You naturally attract, influence, and inspire the people around you. You usually wear functional clothes that work during day and night events. People are attracted to your ideas and projects because you radiate a potential for success.

Lucky colors: All varieties of blue except the very bright blues

Lucky day(s): Sunday, Monday, and Friday


Lydia has been present in the U.S. naming charts for more than 120 years. The peak of popularity for Lydia came in the late 1800s. In that time Lydia was among the Top 100 list of the most popular female names. In 199 Lydia experienced a decrease in popularity and sat for moderate uses only. The lowest point for Lydia came in 1975 when it dropped to 333rd position. However thanks to the new trend of naming children after traditional characters, Lydia made a comeback. This is a short but sophisticated name that is perfect for families who want to choose a name with a rich history

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Comments on the name Lydia
10/14/2023 12:39:28

Yes, it is getting more common. I know LOTS of little girls and babies named Lydia. It's a BEAUTIFUL name but I would not use it just because in my circle of friends there are a lot of Lydias already.

09/27/2023 01:34:20

Lydia is a brilliant name full of meaning and inferences. Lydians were the first people to make coins and to have retail stores at around 600 BC so we have a lot of history in our name. Also, the Lydia in the Bible was the first European convert to Christianity. Be proud of your name!

08/16/2023 17:59:28

THANK YOU! I'm glad more people DON'T like Lydia as a name. We named our (now 9 year old) daughter Lydia and it's the most perfect fit for her!!! We're glad it's not a popular name! =)

06/26/2023 02:04:26

My parents were watching pride and prejudice. My dad like Lydia Elizabeth but my mom liked Lydia Jane better. Lydia is a nice name. It's weird thought, because it's an uncommon name but it doesn't feel unusual or exotic. It also rhymes with chlamydia which is not good.

05/30/2023 02:38:12

I have liked "Lydia" every since I saw Beetlejuice as a little girl. It's still relatively uncommon, but I think it's on the rise with children who are in their toddler ages and younger.

04/12/2023 20:48:48

I think the name is very unique. Not very popular, which is good. ;]

01/09/2023 18:57:50

I use to not like this name Lydia but I've grown to fall in love with it. Other members of my family as it as their middle name just as me. I think it is wonderful to be called Lydia n to know that it has a Biblical meaning, I do feel bless n special.

11/08/2022 14:53:24

i like my name, even though it's spelled with an I.

09/29/2022 03:52:52

I am from Chile and I like my name "Lidia" very much. My mom's and grandma's name is also "Lidia". I never felt it as an old woman's name, because most people use to call me Lily and it sound beautiful. What I do not like so much is my middle name "Andrea" because it is too common in my country, but it is ok, though

03/17/2022 00:25:30

I like my name...however i feel like an old lady with the name.... I wouldnt recommend the name... They use to make fun of me in school and call me "Beetlejuice"..... not too happy about that.

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Lydia FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Lydia?
The origin of the name Lydia is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Lydia?
From Lydia
*️⃣ How many people are named Lydia?
Almost 170000 people are named Lydia.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Lydia?
The names of Madelyn, Madeline, Madilyn, Madeleine, Madelynn