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Sydney 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 9 variant forms: Cydney, Cydnie, Sidnee, Sidney, Sidnie, Sydel, Sydelle, Sydnee and Sydnie.
Baby names that sound like Sydney are Cydnee and Cidney.
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Popularity of Sydney
Sydney is a very popular first name for women (#1011 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#45206 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Sydney for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Sydney with its variant forms and related girl baby names.