Lydia is a Greek female name, originating from the ancient years. Lydia means the one who comes from Lydia (the region of Asia Minor). The name appears again in the early Christian Years, more specifically in the New Testament, referring to a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul.
Both in Greek and the other Latin based languages the name is spelled the same, but the accent is different.
Male Version of name Lydia: Lydios (not in use)
Nameday of name Lydia: May 20th
Origin of name Lydia – Agia Lydia (Saint Lydia)
When it comes to the namedays, Lydia has a place in the Greek Orthodox calendar due to a woman, Agia Lydia (St Lydia).
Lydia lived in Philippoi in Northern Greece and heard the preaching of Saint Paul; right away she went to Jordan River to be baptized a Christian by St Paul himself.
Lydia was grateful to those who helped her become familiar with the new religion and the Grace of God and thus, decided to offer her money, her house and everything she owned to show her gratitude. However, the Christians of Judea needed no worldly goods, but she was insisting so much that St Paul together with the other believers visited her house to pray and thank Jesus.
Lydia became a Samaritan and one of the most active members of the local church, working with all her powers to support Christianity. The Church honors Lydia as an equal to the Apostles and calls her Agia – Saint, celebrating her nameday on May 20.
Nicknames of names Lydia
Lydia doesn’t have any nicknames or diminutives. You might hear some people calling women named Lydia with the name Leda, but it’s actually a different name.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Lydia
Lydia is a rather extroverted person, who likes dealing and working on many things simultaneously. She is very much into arts and crafts, but she is a lot into feasts and entertainment.