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Lydia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: From Lydia, Greece
  • #457 All Time
  • #84 in 2014
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10k Lidia (Polish)

How popular is the name "Lydia" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 302 302 0 #77 girl name
1881 299 299 0 #77 girl name
1882 342 342 0 #76 girl name
1883 378 378 0 #75 girl name
1884 369 369 0 #80 girl name
1885 404 404 0 #77 girl name
1886 392 392 0 #87 girl name
1887 448 448 0 #76 girl name
1888 472 472 0 #85 girl name
1889 496 496 0 #83 girl name
1890 576 576 0 #78 girl name
1891 507 507 0 #86 girl name
1892 522 522 0 #93 girl name
1893 598 598 0 #81 girl name
1894 618 618 0 #85 girl name
1895 656 656 0 #85 girl name
1896 580 580 0 #91 girl name
1897 642 642 0 #83 girl name
1898 677 677 0 #88 girl name
1899 566 566 0 #97 girl name
1900 644 644 0
1901 507 507 0
1902 540 535 5
1903 502 502 0
1904 545 545 0
1905 518 518 0
1906 477 477 0
1907 512 512 0
1908 499 499 0
1909 503 503 0
1910 536 536 0
1911 568 568 0
1912 701 701 0
1913 759 759 0
1914 839 839 0
1915 1,086 1,086 0
1916 1,148 1,148 0
1917 1,180 1,180 0
1918 1,148 1,148 0
1919 1,059 1,059 0
1920 1,123 1,118 5
1921 1,051 1,051 0
1922 1,025 1,025 0
1923 966 966 0
1924 918 913 5
1925 954 954 0
1926 812 812 0
1927 882 875 7
1928 821 816 5
1929 750 745 5
1930 692 687 5
1931 646 646 0
1932 631 631 0
1933 666 666 0
1934 633 633 0
1935 679 669 10
1936 695 688 7
1937 696 687 9
1938 677 677 0
1939 686 681 5
1940 730 725 5
1941 692 682 10
1942 859 854 5
1943 872 865 7
1944 807 807 0
1945 855 855 0
1946 886 886 0
1947 1,048 1,048 0
1948 1,221 1,221 0
1949 1,242 1,242 0
1950 1,127 1,127 0
1951 1,150 1,150 0
1952 1,326 1,326 0
1953 1,562 1,562 0
1954 1,554 1,554 0
1955 1,587 1,587 0
1956 1,552 1,547 5
1957 1,625 1,619 6
1958 1,583 1,577 6
1959 1,566 1,561 5
1960 1,674 1,668 6
1961 1,572 1,572 0
1962 1,416 1,411 5
1963 1,296 1,291 5
1964 1,183 1,183 0
1965 1,087 1,080 7
1966 960 955 5
1967 879 879 0
1968 862 862 0
1969 810 810 0
1970 928 923 5
1971 845 845 0
1972 760 753 7
1973 677 677 0
1974 724 724 0
1975 676 669 7
1976 744 744 0
1977 764 764 0
1978 708 703 5
1979 808 803 5
1980 868 863 5
1981 938 938 0
1982 1,056 1,051 5
1983 1,027 1,022 5
1984 1,208 1,200 8
1985 1,213 1,213 0
1986 1,139 1,126 13
1987 1,216 1,206 10
1988 1,170 1,170 0
1989 1,263 1,258 5
1990 1,405 1,405 0
1991 1,378 1,378 0
1992 1,409 1,409 0
1993 1,420 1,420 0
1994 1,599 1,599 0
1995 1,751 1,751 0
1996 1,798 1,798 0
1997 1,930 1,930 0
1998 2,060 2,060 0
1999 2,168 2,168 0
2000 2,305 2,305 0
2001 2,353 2,353 0
2002 2,498 2,498 0
2003 2,626 2,626 0
2004 2,633 2,617 16
2005 2,775 2,768 7
2006 2,666 2,661 5
2007 2,764 2,764 0
2008 2,869 2,869 0
2009 2,818 2,818 0
2010 2,835 2,829 6
2011 3,081 3,081 0 #96 girl name
2012 3,160 3,160 0 #95 girl name
2013 3,246 3,241 5 #96 girl name
2014 3,609 3,609 0 #84 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Lydia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153,589 babies born with the name Lydia in the United States. That's more than enough Lydias to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 302 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lydia" was in 2014 with a total of 3,609 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lydias)

According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lydia" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 162 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 2,060 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Lydia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lydia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lydia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lydia as well as things modernly associated with the name Lydia such as celebrities named Lydia.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Lydia

The name "Lydia" is of Greek origin, and it means "From Lydia, Greece". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Linda was born in 1945 as Lydia Susanna Hunter in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

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Julie Meadows

Julie Meadows is an adult biography. Julie was born in 1974 as Lydia Lee in Texarkana, Texas, U.S.

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Lydia Rood

Lydia was born in 1957.

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Lydia Hearst-Shaw

Lydia Hearst-Shaw is a model. Lydia was born in 1984 as Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw in Wilton, Connecticut.

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Alternative Meanings

L is for life, that you live so well.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Aidyl". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Daliy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lydia born May 9, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Lydia

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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