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lydia

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
LūDóS > LYDíA
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
LūDóS ‎(Λῡδός) LYDíA (Λυδία)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Lūdós ‎(Λῡδός) Lydía (Λυδία)”, meaning “the Lydian woman, the woman of purple, an inhabitant of Lydia, a Lydian”. Lydia of Thyatira is a woman mentioned in the New Testament who is regarded as the first documented convert to Christianity in Europe. Several Christian denominations have designated her a saint. Lydia was most likely a Greek even though she lived in a Roman settlement. She was evidently a well-to-do agent of a purple-dye firm in Thyatira, a city southeast of Pergamum and approximately 40 miles inland, across the Aegean Sea from Athens. Lydós was the third king of Maeonia in succession to his father Atys. He was the third and last king of the Atyad dynasty. According to Herodotus, Maeonia became known as Lydia after Lydus's reign. Lydiane is also a town in east central Senegal in Kaolack region.
KEYWORDS:
COLORS (VIOLET / PURPLE) / BIBLICAL

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • finnishfinnish
  • germangerman
  • greenlandicgreenlandic
  • icelandicicelandic
  • latinlatin
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish
  • welshwelsh

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
lidia, lydie
english
lyda, lidya, lydiane
faroese
lÝdia
finnish
lidia, lyydia, lyyli, lyyti
greenlandic
lydie, Lutia, Lutsia, Lutsîa, Luutsia, Luutsiia, Ulûtsîa
icelandic
lydía, lýdía
norwegian
lidia, lydie
swedish
lidia, lydie
MASCULINE
finnish
Lydian
norwegian
Lydian
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
lidda, lidden, liddy, liddi, lidi, lidy
finnish
lypö, lyydi, lyydikki, lyylia, lyylikki, lyyly, lyyppö, lyyri, lyyskä, lyytikki, lyytikkä
swedish
lidi, lidy

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
lydía
basque
lide
bulgarian
lidiya
croatian
lidija
czech
lýdie
french
lydie
italian
lidia, lidania, lida
latvian
lidija
lithuanian
lidija
macedonian
lidija
polish
lidia
portuguese
lídia
russian
lidiya
sami - lapps
livli
serbian
lidija
slovak
lÝdia
slovene
lidija, Lidijana, Lidja
spanish
lidia

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

6
Numerological Values:
6

Number 6 is associated with nurturing, sympathy, balance, civic sense and responsibility. People with name-number 6 place high priority on family. They are also willing to shoulder responsibilities and execute them in the best manner possible.

Chakra Number:
6: The number of the Third Eye "Ajna"

Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra. It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes and connects us with the spiritual world. Discover the hidden meanings within this deep blue color.

Color meaning:

The color indigo is the color of intuition and perception and is helpful in opening the third eye. It promotes deep concentration during times of introspection and meditation, helping you achieve deeper levels of consciousness. It is a color which relates to the "New Age" - the ability to use the Higher Mind to see beyond the normal senses with great powers of perception. It relies on intuition rather than gut feeling.

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Lydia Koidula (1843–1886), Estonian Poet
Lydia Lazarov (born 1946), Israeli Yachting World Champion
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Lydia Lopokova, Baroness Keynes (1892–1981), Russian Ballerina
Lydia Lunch (born 1959), American Singer, Poet And Writer
Lydia Mackay (born 1977), American Actress And Voice Actress
Lydia Mancinelli, Italian Actress
Lydia Mei (1896–1965), Estonian Painter
Lydia Mendoza (1916–2007), American Guitarist And Singer
Lydia Millet (born 1968), American Author
Lydia Oulmou, Argentinian Volleyball Player
Lydia Pense (born 1948), American Singer
Lydia Pinkham (1819–1883), American Patent Medicine Manufacturer And Businesswoman
Lydia Polgreen (born 1975), American Journalist
Lydia Rodriguez (born 1980), Spanish Singer
Lydia Shum (1947–2008), Hong Kong Actress And Comedian
Lydia Simoneschi, Italian Actress, Dubber And Director
Lydia Thompson, English Dancer And Actress
Lydia Venieri (born 1964), Greek Artist
Lydia Wahlström (1869–1954), Swedish Historian, Author And Feminist