Lydia

Lydia - A unique female name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lydia, meaning woman from Lydia, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #150. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lydia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lydia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lydia. The baby girl name Lydia was given to 3,136 baby girls in 2012, ranking #95 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 451 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lydia peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 95.



Famous with this name

Lydia Hull
Lydia Boland
Lydia Blanco Garza


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Rating: 5/5 (21 people)


Lydia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lydia is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #25 - and is the least popular in California at position #260.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lydia is where you live.


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Lydia origin and meaning

Lydia is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means woman from Lydia. To see famous people named Lydia, pop culture references for the name Lydia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lydia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lydia, sorted by popularity.

Latoya / Lottie / Letha / Lidia / Letitia / Leota / Leta / Lolita / Lettie / Leatha /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201295
201196
2010110
2009118
2008120
2007124
2006130
2005119
2004126
2003127
2002136
2001140
2000149
1999148
1998153
1997160
1996175
1995168
1994184
1993205
1992204
1991214
1990203
1989216
1988224
1987223
1986229
1985211
1984217
1983239
1982241
1981269
1980286
1979296
1978327
1977308
1976307
1975327
1974314
1973329
1972320
1971313
1970308
1969321
1968302
1967293
1966275
1965263
1964259
1963246
1962228
1961215
1960209
1959211
1958207
1957207
1956208
1955201
1954199
1953201
1952212
1951227
1950223
1949214
1948209
1947231
1946240
1945228
1944233
1943230
1942231
1941251
1940237
1939238
1938243
1937237
1936237
1935245
1934249
1933236
1932245
1931236
1930234
1929223
1928219
1927216
1926221
1925206
1924215
1923204
1922196
1921196
1920184
1919181
1918179
1917169
1916166
1915169
1914166
1913153
1912151
1911142
1910150

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota25
Maine29
Utah29
South Dakota30
Wisconsin31
New Hampshire32
Iowa33
Idaho34
Kansas34
Indiana39
Pennsylvania42
Ohio43
Nebraska44
Missouri48
North Dakota53
Oklahoma54
West Virginia55
Kentucky64
Vermont67
Wyoming70
Virginia72
Illinois72
Michigan73
Tennessee74
Montana77
North Carolina79
Alaska79
Alabama80
Arkansas100
Colorado102
Rhode Island102
Massachusetts105
Georgia109
Mississippi118
Oregon120
Maryland124
Washington126
Delaware135
South Carolina139
Hawaii145
Connecticut149
New York161
Louisiana168
Florida173
New Mexico179
Nevada187
Arizona203
Texas205
New Jersey239
California260

Even more about Lydia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lydia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lydia?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lydia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 451
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +3,136

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