Ancient Greek, Female, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Lydian is an adjective referring to Lydia, the name of an ancient kingdom in Asia Minor, which could be used to refer to someone who came from Lydia and is used to describe the people, culture, and language. Lydian has also been used as a Scandinavian male form of Lydia. The kingdom received its name from an early king, Lydus or Ludos. As for the meaning behind the name, that’s uncertain. I’ve seen it listed as possibly being from Ancient Greek ludia meaning “beautiful one” or “noble one”; another possible meaning is that it means “play” or “sport”.  Lydos could also be tentatively linked to Proto-Indo-European h₁lewdʰ meaning “people”.

Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European


Female forms:

  • Lidian (English)
  • Lidyan (English)
  • Lydiana (English, Swedish)
  • Lydianna (English)
  • Lydianne (English)
  • Lydiane (English)


Male forms:

  • Lidian (English)
  • Lidyan (English)
  • Lydus (Ancient Greek)
  • Lydos (Ancient Greek)
  • Ludos (Ancient Greek)


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