Lydia

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From Ancient Greek Λυδία (Ludia, the region of Lydia). The region of Lydia is said to be named for a king Λυδός (Ludos) (Lydus); the given name Lydia originally indicated ancestry or residence in the region of Lydia.

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Lydia

  1. A historic region of SW Asia Minor/Persia.
  2. A woman converted by Paul; presumably named for ancestry or residence in Lydia.
  3. A female given name
    • 1813 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice/Chapter 9:
      Lydia was a stout, well-grown girl of fifteen, with a fine complexion and good-humoured countenance; a favourite with her mother, whose affection had brought her into public at an early age.
    • 1990 Sue Miller, Family Pictures, Harper & Row, ISBN 0060163976, page 5:
      The first three, Macklin, Lydia, and Randall, were the special ones. Even those names, we thought, showed greater imagination, greater involvement on our parents' part, than ours did: Nina, Mary, Sarah.

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

French[edit]

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Lydia

  1. A female given name, a Latinized variant of Lydie.

German[edit]

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

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Lydia

  1. Lydia (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.