Name: Lydia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lydia

  • Meaning:
    Noble kind; of the noble sort
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (LID ee ah); (LEE dee yah); (LEE dyah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lydia

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lydia is the name of a historic region of Asia Minor, that included Troy and Ephesus. Lydia is also the name of a purple goods seller, in the Bible. She is considered the first European convert to Christianity. She was living in Thyatira which was on the border of the region of Lydia.

    Famous bearers include musician Lydia Lunch and poet Lydia Sigourney. Lydia Taft was the first recorded female voter in American history, when she voted in a vote for whether her town of Uxbridge, Massachusetts should support the French-Indian war in 1756. Lydia Bennet is the youngest of the Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's book 'Pride and Prejudice'.

    This is an alternate spelling of Lidia.

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