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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 has 10 variant forms: Cydney, Cydnie, Sidnee, Sidney, Sidnie, Sydel, Sydelle, Sydnee, Sydni and Sydnie.

There are 3 masculine forms of Sydney: Cyd, Cydney and Sidney.


Sydney is a very popular first name for females (#1011 out of 4276, Top 24%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#45206 out of 88799, Top 51%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sydney for girls. Sydney reached its highest rank of #23 in the U.S. in 2002. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sydney name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sydney outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sydney and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sydney (#109), Sidney (#915), Sydni, Sydnie, Sydnee and Cydney. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cydney, Sidney, Sydnee, Sydney, Sydni, Sydnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sidney, Sydnee, Sydney, Sydnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sydney is also pronounced similarly to Cidney and Cydnee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sydney.