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What does Sigourney mean?

Sigourney Pronunciation of Sigourney [sigour-ney] as a girls' name. Uncertain origin. Made famous by actress Sigourney Weaver, who was originally named Susan.


Sigourney has 2 variants: Sigornee and Sigournie.

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Middle name pairings:
Sigourney Tenley (S.T.), ..

How popular is Sigourney?

Sigourney is an unusual given name for females but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#74957 out of 150436, Top 50%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Susan (#929 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Sigourney (not ranked). Adoption of this relation of Sigourney was at its apex in the 1950s (#4) and has become much reduced since, with Susan falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Susan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sigourney and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Courtney, Kourtney, Sidney, Sidony, Sigmunda, Signe, Signy, Sigred, Silverey, Simone, Simonne, Sivney and Tierney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sigourney.

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