Nymphidia

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

Variants:

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

 

Male forms:

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

 

Nydia

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

Variants:

  • Nidia (Spanish)