Nymphidia is an Ancient Greek name, the feminine form of Nymphidius, the genitive form of Nymphe or Nympha meaning “bride, bridal, young woman”. Nymphidia later took on the meaning for a beautiful young woman or later to a woman with divine origin. It was used by English poet Michael Drayon (1563-1631) for his poem Nymphidia (The Court of Faery) published in 1627, who was also credited with coining thw word nymphet (meaning little nymph).

Nicknames: Nym, Nydia, Dia

Origin: Ancient Greek


  • Nimphidia
  • Nympha (Ancient Greek)
  • Nymphe (Ancient Greek)


Male forms:

  • Nymphidius (Ancient Greek)
  • Nymphidios (Ancient Greek)
  • Nymphidanus



Nydia was first used by British author Edward Bulwer-Lytton for a character in his novel The Last Days of Pompeii (1834). He may have based it on Latin nidus meaning “nest”, referring to a nest for small animals and insects.

Nydia could also be a contracted form of Nymphidia, an Ancient Greek name meaning “bride, bridal, young woman”.

Origin: Latin, Ancient Greek


  • Nidia (Spanish)