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What does the name "Lydia" mean?

Lydia (Greek): From Lydia, Greece

The name "Lydia" is of Greek origin and it means "From Lydia, Greece". It's a name commonly given to girls.

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

I is for interest, you show in others.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Aidyl". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lydai". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Lydia" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Lydia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153,589 babies born with the name Lydia in the United States. That's more than enough Lydias to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 302 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lydia" was in 2014 with a total of 3,609 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lydias)

According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lydia" is not a popular baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 12 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of only 839 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Lydia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lydia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Lydia

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1976 to present. Linda was born in 1945 as Lydia Susanna Hunter in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.


Julie Meadows

Julie Meadows is an adult biography. Julie was born in 1974 as Lydia Lee in Texarkana, Texas, U.S.


Lydia Rood

Lydia was born in 1957.


Lydia Hearst-Shaw

Lydia Hearst-Shaw is a model. Lydia was born in 1984 as Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw in Wilton, Connecticut.


Past life for Lydia born Sep 25, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, fortune teller.

Your brief psychological profile in that past life:
Natural talent of psychologist, you knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation.

Lessons that your last past life brought to present:
The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem – to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Now do you remember?

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.