Lydia

The origin of the name Lydia is Greek

 

This is how Lydia is written in Greek

Λυδία = Lydia

 

The  biblical meaning of the name Lydia is travail.

 

Lydia was the first European convert of Paul, and afterward his hostess during his first stay at Philippi

 

The name Lydia appears in the bible in the following verses:

Acts 16:14 KJV
And a certain woman named (Λυδία) Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

Acts 16:40 KJV
And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of (Λυδία) Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.