What does Sidney mean?
Sidney [sid-ney] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Sidney) is pronounced SID-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sidney is "wide island". Also possibly derived from the Norman French place name Saint Denis. First used as a given name in the 18th century, and popular in the 19th century. See also Sydney.
1 masculine form: Sydney.Creative forms:
(female) Sidnah, Sidnia, ..
(male) Sider, Sidle, .. Middle name pairings:
Sidney Nichole (S.N.), ..
How popular is Sidney?
Sidney is a very popular first name for women (#1483 out of 4276, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#13685 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sidney reached its apex position of #258 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #999 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cydney, Sydnee, Sydney (#122 the previous year), Sydni and Sydnie are the prominent variation forms of Sidney (#999 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sidnee, are seldom used. These forms of Sidney were favored by parents 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.9%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.2%, ▼80.4%), with versions like Sidney becoming less stylish.
Sidney▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cidney and Cydnee. Other recommended names are Bianey, Bridey, Bridney, Britney▼, Chaney, Codey, Conney, Cordney, Diedrey, Hedley, Heidey, Honey, Jodey, Kinsey, Kittey (see Katherine), Kodey, Kordney (see Courtney), Laidey, Laney▲, Lindsey▼, Linsey, Marney, Nanney, Penney, Rainey, Ronney, Saidey, Selbey, Shanay, Shanee, Shaney, Shantey, Shene, Sherey, Shirley▼, Sian, Siana, Sibel, Sicily, Sidaine, Sidonia, Sidonie, Sidony, Siena▲, Sienna▲, Signe▼, Signy, Sile, Silke, Silken, Silver, Sindi, Sindy, Sindya, Sine, Sinny, Sinty, Siseel, Sisely, Sisley, Sissey, Sivney, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sonel, Stacey▼, Stine, Suanny, Sunel, Swanny, Syndy, Taney, Tawney and Teddey (see Theodora). These names tend to be less frequently used than Sidney.See names in meaning and etymology.