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Meaning and name origin
Sydney \s(y)-dney, syd-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sydney), is pronounced SIHD-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sydney is "wide island". Also possibly place name: Saint Denis. Sidney is favored as a name for boys, and Sydney is almost entirely used for girls, probably due to influence in the 1980s from madam/celebrity Sydney Biddle Barrows.
Sydney is a very popular first name for females (#1011 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#45206 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sydney for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sydney and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cydney, Sidney, Sydnee, Sydney, Sydni and Sydnie. (2014 statistics).
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