Lydia - girls name

Lydia name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Lydia name meaning:

The name Lydia is of Greek origin and its meaning is often interpreted as "woman from Lydia" or "beautiful one from Lydia." Lydia was an ancient region in Asia Minor, which is modern-day Turkey. The name Lydia derived its popularity from the biblical character Lydia of Thyatira, who was a successful businesswoman. In the Bible, she is described as a seller of purple cloth and one of the first converts to Christianity.

Lydia is often associated with qualities such as beauty, femininity, and strength. The name carries an air of elegance and sophistication. Those named Lydia are believed to possess a charismatic and magnetic personality, drawing others towards them. They are often admired for their grace and poise. Lydia's are known to be determined, independent, and enterprising individuals, just like the biblical character who became a prominent figure in the early Christian community.

In summary, the name Lydia is steeped in history and carries connotations of beauty, strength, and success. It is a name that exudes elegance and charm, often associated with individuals who are admired for their inner and outer qualities.

Origin: Greek

From Lydia, beauty.


Victorian names

Related names

Lydia , Liddy

Other girls names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 140 out of 5581

358 recorded births last year

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    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (236)

Historical popularity of Lydia

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