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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΛυδια Ancient Greek Лѷдіа Church Slavic
PronouncedPron.LID-ee-ə English
LUY-dya German
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Meaning & History

Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
VariantLyda English
DiminutiveLiddy English
Other Languages & CulturesLidiya Bulgarian Lídia Catalan Lidija Croatian Lýdie Czech Lýdia Faroese Lyydia, Lyyti Finnish Lydie French Lídia, Lilla Hungarian Lidia Italian Lidija Macedonian Lidia, Lidka Polish Lídia Portuguese Lidia Romanian Lidiya, Lidochka Russian Lidija Serbian Lýdia Slovak Lidija Slovene Lidia Spanish
Same SpellingLýdia
User SubmissionsLýdía, Lydía

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute