Lycia Meaning and Origin

The name Lycia is a girl’s name meaning “wolf” and is of Greek origin. In Greek mythology wolf’s act as divine messengers of the gods. Lycia was also the home of the Lycian king, Sarpedon, who fought on the side of the Trojans in the Trojan War. The region was also associated with the goddess Leto, who was said to have given birth to Apollo and Artemis in Lycia. Today Lycia is a region in the southwestern part of modern-day Turkey. In ancient times, Lycia was inhabited by the Lycians, an indigenous Anatolian people who spoke the Lycian language. 

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