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My own name is Lydia. I like being called Lydia ever since I was given this name. In my view, this is a pretty name as well as cute. I wish any girl who has this opinion of herself should be named Lydia and the like.
heather_84  11/22/2005
Lydia Bennet is the flirtatious, boy-crazy shopaholic in Pride and Prejudice.
eponine_pontmercy  12/2/2005
My name is Lydia and I think it is ok. Many people tell me they think it is beautiful, but they always say it is Amish. Does anyone know of any royalty or famous people with my name?
beautyofwords9  1/8/2006
It's my name too and people say they like it. It isn't common. Is it an old-fashioned name?
natalea567  1/16/2006
My name's Lydia, too. My parents emigrated from Croatia, and my name is "Lidija" there (and that's how I was baptized). I haven't met many other Lydias. The two I have met were a Jamaican Brit and an Irish/Hawaiian girl, so I guess we're officially exotic (I'll take that!). The encyclopedia says that the Lydians were elegant and artistic, and devised the system of using coins. Lydia is also Beetlejuice's goth buddy. We're rare. Sweet!
lydia1377  1/19/2006
I'm fairly sure it's not that rare. There's two Lydia's in my year at college, and I know four others. It's a beautiful name though.
WCSAngel  2/25/2006
I think it's a beautiful name, unlike mine 'Emma'.
Emma Hia  3/6/2006
Lydia probably dates from the Ancient Greek practice of renaming captive slaves with Greek nicknames after their physical attributes or where they came from. A Celtic slave might be called the equivalent of "Blondie". "Lydia" denotes a slave from Lydia in Asia Minor.
Mustardseed  3/10/2006
In the Bible Lydia was merchant who sold purple cloth, purple was a color of wealth and royalty.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2006
This is a very pretty name. Not an overly popular name which is nice.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I love my name. It is so unique and rich and full of culture and history. And It's the only name that's right for me because it's so diverse and beautiful and elegant, yet fun and simple and cute.
daveys_playground  5/6/2006
This is my name, and my mother always told me that it means "seller of purple," for the woman who took the disciples into her house in the New Testament. That was what she did for a living.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2006
Another meaning of this name is "worshipper of God".
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
Another Lydia to add to our growing list! I love my name! Except for all the people who can't say it. A lot of people call me Linda. Where the 'n' comes from I'm not sure. My grandmum calls me Lydie. To my friends I'm Lyd. And my mum calls me Lilly.
dreamcatcher  7/2/2006
Lydia is the girl in the Tim Burton movie Beetle Juice, played by Winona Ryder. Man, that's such a great movie. I love Tim Burton.
Belldandy  7/29/2006
This is actually quite a pretty name, but I used to know a girl called Lydia who was rather unpleasant, which has kind of ruined it for me.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Instead of the name I was given (Audra--which I don't really like all that much), my mother was going to name me Lydia. Unfortunately, my sister picked my middle name (Lindsay) and they didn't think that the pairing sounded right. I think it sounds fine, and I almost regret them not naming me Lydia, since it sounds more pleasant on the tongue, but that's my opinion.
ragexprincess  9/2/2006
German pronunciation: LUY-dee-ah. [noted -ed]
JHK  9/3/2006
Lydia has been in use since the 1880's and was very popular to 1900 when it gradually declined in popularity and began increasing in popularity again in 2000.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2006
Groucho Marx sang about "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" in the movie "Why a Duck" (1939). The song enjoyed some popularity. A sample of the lyrics:
Lydia The Tattooed Lady/She has eyes that folks adore so/and a torso even more so.
GasolineAllie  11/28/2006
Oooooooh Lydia oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia, Lydia, the Tattooed Lady. She has eyes that folks adore so, and a torso even more so. Lydia oh Lydia!
Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
By the way, it was sung in At The Circus (1939).
Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
One of my favorites! Lydia, the tatooed lady was also sang in "Philadelphia Story" by Tracy Lord's (Katharine Hepburn) younger sister, Dinah. It hasn't dimmed my enthusiasm for the name one bit.
Jamesina  12/30/2006
Lydia is my mum's name. She thinks it's horrible, but I think it's lovely.
7up  3/1/2007
Lydia Beardsall Lawrence (1851-1910) was the mother of the writer D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), who subsequently named one of his characters in his 'Sons And Lovers' novel Lydia.  3/19/2007
I love the name Lydia. It's pretty and it's a classic name but not nearly as overused as most others. The main literary associations are Lydia Bennet and Lydia Languish, not necessarily the most desirable, but I like it anyway.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I love the name Lydia. I named my second child Lydia and I have yet to meet another little girl with the name Lydia. My Lydia is so beautiful and kind, she suits the name perfecly.
lisa3  4/24/2007
In The Stepmom there is a character named Lydia.
Brianna Angela  6/11/2007
Lydia's a name that's used a lot in my mom's family. My grandmother's name is Lydia (called Lily), my aunt's name is Lydia (called Lori), and her daughter's name is Lydia (called, well, Lydia). I don't usually like the whole family-name thing, but if I ever have a girl, I think I might name her Lydia, since it hasn't been used in that generation yet. Lily is a nice nickname for it.
eirian_artanis  7/16/2007
Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani was the last reigning monarch of Hawaii.
KrisMichelle  7/28/2007
Famous bearer: Princess Lydia Wiazemsky.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2007
I happen to love this name. It's beautiful sounding, not trendy, and I love its eighteenth-century flavor. But every person to whom I have mentioned it says that they hate it, to the point that I would hesitate to use it for my daughter, because of the fact that she would have a name that was so universally disliked. But, considering that one of these commenters had named her daughter Hilary (hideous), perhaps I should just chalk it up to the fact that these people's taste is all in their mouth, and go for it anyway!
queenv  9/22/2007
Lydia is the Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 14. December (Czech) and 19. August (Slovak).
Maggie_Simpson  10/8/2007
Actress Helen Mirren (The Queen; Prime Suspect) was born Ilyena Lydia Mironoff.
dianab  12/16/2007
I adore this name. I named one of my first dolls Lydia. My husband says this name is too 1950s. I think it sounds historical and Biblical. And my name is Leah, so it would be a great mother-daughter combination.
edenrowe  12/30/2007
Lydia Lankford is the name of a 1770s girl from the Sisters In Time series.
Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Lydia Glasher is a character in George Eliot's novel 'Daniel Deronda.'
Kate  4/10/2008
I like this name and I've met pretty cool people named Lydia, but I can't help but think about chlamydia when I hear this name.
jasmineenimsaj  7/23/2008
As to the prior comments about people not liking the name "Lydia". I was named Lydia after my grandmother. I am Lydia Sue. I have always loved the name Lydia. I love the name and all my friends know that is my "real" name and they like it too. I too, have been called "Linda" in the past. If I would have been able to have another daughter, I would have named her "Lydia" something. I wished I had named my first daughter "Lydia".
lydia1967  9/5/2008
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) wrote beautiful poems to his lover, Lydia, that's my reason for loving this name.
rosarosae  3/28/2009
I am very glad the name Lydia is so rare. It indicates that the few people who are blessed with the name are very special and noteworthy. For those people who have the privilege of knowing more than one Lydia, I don't know where you live, but here in the American Great Plains, it is not so prolific. I am heartened by all the lovely comments on this wonderful name and hope that they encourage some special parents to bestow upon their little girl this name of awe-inspiring beauty.
Elisavietta  5/21/2009
This is my favourite girls' name. I like the sound, the spelling, and I've never actually met anyone with this name, which is all good. And I can't think of anything that would cause a kid to get picked on for having this name, either.
ILoveAllThePoison  8/20/2009
As feminine names go, Lydia to me is one of the nicest ones for a girl or woman of any age. It's delicate and refined. Lydia is also the name of a people who once lived in present day Turkey's Anatolian province all the way to the Aegean sea. They profoundly influenced the Greeks culturally before they were conquered by the Persians.
Arcticwarrior  10/8/2009
A famous, but fictional, bearer is Lydia Languish, who is a wealthy teenage heiress in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals, a 1775 play. I also think this is a lovely name. :)
walesgal92  2/13/2010
Lydia Lopokova (1892-1981) was a Russian ballet dancer who married the Bloomsbury economist Maynard Keynes. She was friends with T.S. Eliot, H.G. Wells and Pablo Picasso, and helped to form a national ballet company in Britain.
SandSea  3/23/2010
This is my cousin's name and I love it. It's in Greek so the "d" is pronounced "th" like in "this". I believe it's an elegant and beautiful name, it sounds soft and ethereal.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2010
I love the timeless quality of this name. It has a Regency/Victorian charm, but is still very usable in the modern age.
erb816  7/19/2010
Lydia M. Bastianich a well known TV Chef, she is an excellent Italian cook, plus I like this name :-))
― Anonymous User  7/29/2010
This name is one of the ugliest I've ever heard! Are you all crazy?
― Anonymous User  11/1/2010
Lydia is certainly NOT "one of the ugliest names ever". What an odd and unjustified statement to make. On the contrary, it's a beautiful, elegant and classical name. I think it's hard to deny that.
Hannah12  12/2/2010
Lydia Rogers is half of the duo, The Secret Sisters.
StrangeFate  1/17/2011
Lydia was the eldest daughter of Robin Williams's character in Mrs. Doubtfire. She was often called "Lydie". I'm surprised that wasn't already on here! That's where I first fell in love with the name.
AmandaLeigh88  1/20/2011
Such a pretty name! It suits all ages.
starz26  1/24/2011
I'm sorry but I just do not like it. It reminds me of jar lids and chlamydia.
Chrila96  2/7/2011
I completely disagree with the previous comment – The name is very lovely and elegant. Another famous bearer is Ilyena Lydia Mironoff, aka Helen Mirren, by the way.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2011
I just noticed that the rating for this particular name has dropped from 74 % to 70 % overnight (I happened to look at the website yesterday) - how odd! Apparently dozens of people registered their negative opinion one after the other, in one go. I have noticed this phenomenon for other names too and it seems to me that the ratings on this board are being manipulated by certain users who are logging in and out, in order to be able to rate again. - this should not be allowed, as it gives wrong impressions of the popularity of names!
Hannah12  7/12/2011
Lydia (portrayed by Sara Canning) appeared as a character in the Supernatural episode "The Slice Girls" in 2012. She is remarkable for having been an Amazon and mothering the child of Dean Winchester.
commonlyuncommon  2/13/2012
I didn't use to like this name because it reminded me of the obnoxious Lydia from Pride & Prejudice, but now it's starting to grow on me. I find it very pretty and elegant now.
sunshinechild67  3/10/2012
Lydia Cornell is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
I keep coming across people with this name all of a sudden, so it must be making a comeback! I never really thought much about it, but I actually like it a lot.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Love this name! I've had similar experiences to those stated before, I've had people flat out tell me how much they hate this name. But I can't help but love it- it's so refined and beautiful, and it rolls of the tongue wonderfully.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2013
In the book 18, Pete's oldest daughter's name is Lydia. She is sometimes called Liddy.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2013
Lydia Martin is the name of a main character on the TV show Teen Wolf, portrayed by Holland Roden.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2014
I have always personally loved this name.
SavannahDawnR  7/12/2014
This name is so soft, feminine and beautiful! Wonderful name ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
ThatMazerunnerfan  7/20/2014
I love this name, but I rarely like short names like these for a first name because I like my nicknames. So most likely this is just going to be used to me as a middle name.
555jazzy  7/26/2014
I've always loved the name Lydia. It is so feminine and reminds me of a delicate, fragile flower. I once met a girl named 'Lydia Lydiate' which was a bit ridiculous, but because it was so ridiculous it didn't put me off it. If your name is Lydia appreciate it because I am a huge fan of your name!
― Anonymous User  8/14/2014
I love the name Lydia; it was my husband's favorite name for a girl. I love the spelling. It is very feminine, not too long and just a sweet sounding girl name that is not overly popular.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
The German pronunciation of this name is really horrific

Much prefer Lid-Dee-uh\lid-E-uh.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2014
My daughter's name is Lydia. It was one of the few names on our list that I felt would fit well for a variety of personalities, that it would fit whoever our daughter might grow up to be. I think it's both elegant and strong. Beautiful but not cutesy. I've heard the name a few other times and I know it's been slightly more popular than it had been in recent decades, but certainly not trendy or overused. My great aunt (who was born in the 1910s) told me it's a "good old name," which probably reflects on the fact that it was popular in the 1880s and before. Aside from my daughter, my strongest association with the name is Lydia Bennett from Pride & Prejudice, but even though she's not the best character I still have a positive association with it being in an Austen book.
andreajane  11/25/2014
This reminds me of a famous steam drifter from near where I live called the Lydia Eva. It's a beautiful ship from the days of herring fishing.
IsolationHedge  4/26/2015
Love this name! Short & sweet. And the y doesn't look like a y was just stuck in there to make it different and unique since it is already there!
― Anonymous User  8/3/2015
I love this name. It has a beautiful sound when you say it outloud--it is old-fashioned and beautiful at the same time. I knew a Lydia, and her family called her Lyddie for short. A perfect name for a smart, thoughtful, beautiful girl.
GigiGogo  8/3/2015
I like the name 'Lydia', it's a beautiful name and exceptional name!  9/17/2015
My one year old's name is Lydia Rose. I call her Lilly-Dia lol. She's named after Beetlejuice character Lydia Deetz.
jessica87  10/13/2015
My name is Lydia, and I love my name! It is unique, and some of the meanings for it suit me! My family calls me Lid, and I get kinda annoyed by it, and my close friends also call me Liddie, but I make up nick-names for them too. I think it is a great name for a kind person, especially because it is so elegant.
Lydia123  12/6/2015
I am also called Olivia, Lizzy, and Lidia (lie-dee-a) I can be annoying, but I personally like the name Olivia.
Lydia123  12/6/2015
I've loved this name since I was a child because of Winona Ryder's character in Beetlejuice. When we were trying to figure out a name for our newest little girl, my husband had me read off the top 20 names from around 1880-1910. Lydia stuck out for him as well. So our little girl is Lydia Ruth! Everyone loves it.
wbbuff  1/19/2016
Lydia is a fictional character in the comic series "The Walking Dead".
Melcher96  3/30/2016
I'm reminded too much of the character from Pride and Prejudice, who was known for being highly immature and not very bright. Other than this association it's a decent name, if a bit boring.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
There are no words I can use to describe how much I LOVE this name. Lydia would definitely be a potential name if I ever have a daugher. Lydia with the nickname of Lydie. And hey, I may very well name a daughter this (:

Lydia: Nothing but the highest respect for it. Very beautiful!
― Anonymous User  5/26/2016
My name is Lydia and I love it. I mean a lot of people these days don't have the name, but I love it!
ldesm  8/3/2016
Up until now I didn't like the name Lydia. It is my name and I was supposedly named after 2 of my Biological dad's sisters. Lydia and Maria, but the Maria got changed to Marie. He was never around so I didn't like being named for his family members, but with all this information on the name and its origins I'm starting to change my mind. My friends call me Lyds.
logan9605  8/8/2016
The region of Lydia is said to be named for a king Λυδός (Lydus, from λυδός (lydus)), meaning "beautiful one, noble one". [noted -ed]
earthnut  10/19/2016
My name is Lydia. I was named after my great grandmother and she didn't even use the name but used "Tina" instead - why would you name your kid the name someone else wouldn't even use? Honestly, I hate my name for the most part. About 6th grade was when I really started to despise it. Every day would be a new ordeal with kids saying I was "Chlamydia" or "labia" or something like that.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2016
This name is spelled as Lidya in Turkish.
mirayb  11/29/2016
Lydia Marie Mackay is an American theatre actress and voice actress primarily known for her work for Funimation and OkraTron 5000. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime television series, films and video games.
cutenose  1/29/2017
Lidia Zamenhof indeed is an extraordinary woman, daughter of Dr, Zamenhof, the Esperantist who died in concentration camps in Poland 1942. Her life story is worth reading!
― Anonymous User  2/1/2017
Lydia is glamorous and beautiful. I love it.
Paula Puddephatt  5/28/2017
Sounds like a disease. Hate it.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2017
I rarely hear anybody with the same name as me. Other than that, I think it's an okay name.. I guess.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2017
My middle name is Lydia and I love it. I think this is a beautiful, old name. This name reminds me of a princess. :)
Quinny  2/7/2018
I named my miracle baby Lydia. I think it's a beautiful name fit for a beautiful girl.
Chicabee  2/19/2018

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