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Subject: Re: I need help with the origin of 'Lydiam'
Author: Bareassed   (guest, 82.110.109.208)
Date: October 19, 2006 at 3:59:36 PM
Reply to: Re: I need help with the origin of 'Lydiam' by Cleveland Kent Evans
"Lydia" English of Greek origin meaning woman from Lydia (an area of Asia Minor), also has enjoyed a steady rise in popualrity since the 17th cen proably from about the time "Les amours de Lydiam et Floriande" was published.
Cognates French: Lydie, Polish : Lidia, Czech: Lida.

The other possibility is it is from the place name LYDHAM in Shropshire,Possibly meaning "at the Gates or the slopes"

Source:TONC

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