Arti Nama Lydia

Susah sekali ya cari nama untuk anak. Soalnya, banyak sekali yang diinginkan aku dan hubby di nama yang akan kami berikan ke anak2 kami. Doa orang tua yang tersirat di dalamnya :)

Maunya, namanya mudah dan benar diucapkan baik oleh keluarga di Indonesia, maupun sama orang2 tempat kita merantau ini. Artinya bagus dan terdengarnya juga indah ;)

Setelah bolak-balik mencari dan berargumentasi antara aku dan hubby, akhirnya munculah nama ini untuk first name anak kedua kami : LYDIA.

Diambil dari Bible, nama dari seorang wanita penjual kain ungu dari kota Tiatira, yang merupakan orang pertama di kota Filipi yang dibaptis Rasul Paulus menjadi Kristen. Menurut Wikipedia, Lydia adalah orang pertama yang tercatat menjadi Kristen di Eropa.

Lydia juga orang kudus di Katolik : St. Lydia.

Untuk middle name, aku dan hubby sepakat memberi nama AMELIA. Yang kalau aku simpulkan arti bebasnya : rajin, gigih berjuang dan berkompetisi.

Jadi nama lengkapnya : Lydia Amelia Kuncoro.

Ini doa bapak-ibu untuk Lydia, semoga Lydia memiliki iman yang teguh, rajin dan tidak mudah menyerah :)

Tentang St. Lydia dari http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/ :

Saint Lydia was born during the first century in Thyatira, a town famous for its dye works in Asia Minor, famous for its dye works, (hence, her name which means purple seller). She was a seller of purple dye and was St. Paul’s first convert at Philippi. The following is from the Acts of the Apostles:

And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, did hear: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those things which were said by Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying: If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
~Acts 16:14-15

She was baptized with her household. Thereafter, Paul made his home with her while in Philippi.

Lydia was a woman of hospitality, a woman of faith. As a successful businesswoman she most likely had a home spacious enough to welcome guests and to use her home as a Christian center, where others would gather for the Holy Mass and prayer. After Paul and Silas were released from prison, they went immediately to Lydia’s house to see and encourage the believers gathered there. Lydia served the Lord through her gift of hospitality by welcoming others into her home.

3 Responses to “Arti Nama Lydia”

  1. lidiya on 14 Aug 2010 at 8:13 am

    i didn’ knw about her much or the meaning of my name except that her heart was open when st paul was teaching. but i searched for it today and it was awesome, i ve learned my name means purple seller, a gud christian, a faith of woman,woman of hospitality etc.

  2. Lydia Ayu on 20 Dec 2010 at 12:30 pm

    what a great name LYDIA…
    just got my baptized name a few days ago..
    thanks for the post…

    Reply:
    You are very welcome :)

  3. lidya christiani on 28 Aug 2011 at 6:11 pm

    nama Lydia sama Lidya itu sama apa beda sih?

    Reply:
    Akarnya sama kali ya Mba.. cuma penulisannya aja yang berbeda..

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