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Lydia

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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 #86 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 537 537 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 1,052 1,052 0
1922 1,025 1,025 0
1923 966 966 0
1924 917 912 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 630 630 0
1933 667 667 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 1,556 1,556 0
1955 1,586 1,586 0
1956 1,553 1,548 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 1,573 1,573 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 878 878 0
1968 864 864 0
1969 810 810 0
1970 929 924 5
1971 845 845 0
1972 760 753 7
1973 677 677 0
1974 724 724 0
1975 675 668 7
1976 745 745 0
1977 764 764 0
1978 708 703 5
1979 809 804 5
1980 867 862 5
1981 938 938 0
1982 1,056 1,051 5
1983 1,028 1,023 5
1984 1,208 1,200 8
1985 1,215 1,215 0
1986 1,139 1,126 13
1987 1,217 1,207 10
1988 1,170 1,170 0
1989 1,264 1,259 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 1,753 1,753 0
1996 1,805 1,805 0
1997 1,931 1,931 0
1998 2,063 2,063 0
1999 2,170 2,170 0
2000 2,307 2,307 0
2001 2,353 2,353 0
2002 2,498 2,498 0
2003 2,626 2,626 0
2004 2,636 2,620 16
2005 2,775 2,768 7
2006 2,666 2,661 5
2007 2,764 2,764 0
2008 2,870 2,870 0
2009 2,819 2,819 0
2010 2,836 2,830 6
2011 3,082 3,082 0 #96 girl name
2012 3,163 3,163 0 #95 girl name
2013 3,251 3,246 5 #96 girl name
2014 3,626 3,626 0 #84 girl name
2015 3,474 3,474 0 #81 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Lydia

  • How many people with the first name Lydia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,123 babies born with the first name Lydia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lydia to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lydia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 302 new born babies.
  • When was Lydia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lydia is Sunday, June 24th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Lydia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lydia was in 2014 with a total of 3,626 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lydia!
  • Random Lydia Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lydia ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 71 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Lydia: Your name in reverse order is Aidyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dylia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lydia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 332 people with the last name Lydia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lydia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lydia as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Lydia as a first name

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Popularity of Lydia as a last name

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Common last names for Lydia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Rodriguez
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Rivera
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Nelson
  • Taylor
  • White
  • Martinez
  • Clark
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lydia U.S.
  White 37.65% 64.26%
  African American 50.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lydia

People with the last name Lydia are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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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.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Λυδία (Ludía, “the region of Lydia”), from λυδία (ludía, “beautiful one, noble one”), a feminine form of Λυδός (Ludós) (Lydus, from λυδός (ludós) (lydus)). The region of Lydia is said to be named for a king Λυδός (Ludós) (Lydus, from λυδός (ludós) (lydus)); the given name Lydia originally indicated ancestry or residence in the region of Lydia.

  1. (historical) A region of southwest Asia Minor or Persia.
  2. (biblical) A woman converted by St. Paul; presumably named for ancestry or residence in Lydia.
  3. A female given name.

Lydia was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Latin, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Lydia

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt is an actress. She was most prominent from 1976 to present. Linda was given the name Lydia Susanna Hunter on April 2nd, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Lydia Wilson

Lydia Wilson is an actress and radio personality. She has been prominent since 2009. Lydia was born Lydia Wilson in 1984 in Kilburn, London.

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Lydia Hearst

Lydia Hearst is a model. Lydia was given the name Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw on September 19th, 1984 in Wilton, Connecticut, U.S.

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Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is a famous human. Lydia was born on April 24th, 1997 in Seoul. Lydia is also known as Ko and Bo-Gyung.

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Lydia Lunch

Lydia Lunch is a no wave, post-punk, industrial music, avant-garde music, and spoken word musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Lydia was given the name Lydia Anne Koch on June 2nd, 1959 in Rochester, New York, United States.

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Lydia Rose Bewley

Lydia Rose Bewley is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 2007 to 2007. Lydia was born Lydia Rose Bewley on October 9th, 1985 in Leicestershire.

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  • Lydia Marie Clarke
    (famed individual)
  • Lydia Litvyak
    (military person)
  • Lydia Maria Child
    (abolitionist)
  • Lydia Canaan
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Lydia E. Pinkham
    (leading somebody)
  • Lydia Cornell
    (actress)
  • Lydia Hamilton Smith
    (influential human)
  • Lydia Lopokova
    (ballet dancer)
  • Lydia Reed
    (actress: the real mccoys)
  • Lydia Cacho
    (journalist)
  • Lilla Cabot Perry
    (artist)
  • Lydia Darragh
    (influential somebody)
  • Lydia Mendoza
    (musician)
  • Lydia Kavina
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lydia

Lydia

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Meles of Lydia

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Agron Of Lydia

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What does the name Lydia mean?

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Dis for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

Iis for ideas, that you bring to life.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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