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What does Sydney mean?

Sydney [syd-ney] as a girls' name 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.

Associated with: old english, saint.


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

Sydney has 3 more relations via Sidney: Siddeny, Sideny and Sidni.

Sydney has 3 masculine forms: Cyd, Cydney and Sidney.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sydan, Sydana, ..

(male) Syder, Sydly, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Sydney for girls. Sydney reached its highest position of #23 in the U.S. in 2002, and is at #109 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sydney name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sydney and related names. Cydney, Sidney (#915 in 2014), Sydelle, Sydnee (#1696), Sydni and Sydnie are the prominent alternative forms of Sydney (#109 in 2014) 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 (#1531, 77.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sydney, Cydney, Sidney, Sydelle, Sydnee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sydni, Sydnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.