What does Sydney mean?
Sydney [syd-ney] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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.
(female) Sydan, Sydna, ..
(male) Syder, Sydly, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Sydney?
Sydney is a very prominent first name for women (#1011 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#35797 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sydney reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #122 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cydney, Sidney (#999 in 2015), Sydelle, Sydnee, Sydni and Sydnie are the prominent alternative forms of Sydney (#122 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Sydney reached the top of their popularity in the year 2000 (median #716) and have become significantly less popular since (#1588, ▼80.4%).
Sydney▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cidney and Cydnee. Other suggested similar names are Addey, Adley▲, Audrey▲, Bianey, Bonney, Bridney, Briney, Cadey, Codey, Cordney, Dabney, Danney, Dodey, Hedley, Honey, Janey, Janney, Jenney, Jodey, Kodey, Kordney (see Courtney), Kyley, Ladey, Lainey▲, Laney▲, Lynley, Lynnzey, Marney, Rainey, Rayney, Romney, Sade▼, Sadee, Sadye▼, Saidey, Sanny, Saydie, Selbey, Shanay, Shanea, Shanel, Shaney, Shantey, Shene, Sherey, Shone, Sidony, Signe▼, Sindy, Sinty, Sissey, Sivney, Sokey, Stacey▼, Stasey, Stevey, Stine, Sudie▼, Sukey, Sunnee, Swanny, Sybel, Sydell, Sydona, Sydonah (see Sidonia), Sydonia, Synda, Syndee, Syndie, Syndy, Taney, Tawney and Toney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sydney.See names in meaning and etymology.