What does Sidney mean?
Sidney [sid-ney] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Sidney) is pronounced SID-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sidney is "wide meadow". Also possibly from the Norman French place name Saint Denis. Used as given name in the 18th century and popular in the 19th. Sidney is favored for boys; Sydney is almost entirely used for girls. See also Cydney. Author Sidney Sheldon; film director Sydney Pollack; actor Sidney Poiter.
1 feminine form: Sydney.Creative forms:
(male) Sixney, ..
(female) Sidnah, Sidnia, .. Middle name pairings:
Sidney Emiliano (S.E.), ..
How popular is Sidney?
Sidney is a very popular first name for males (#274 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#13685 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sidney reached its peak rank of #91 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is currently at #1088. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Sid and Sydney are the prominent related forms of Sidney (#1088 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Sidney reached its most widespread in the 1910s (adoption of 0.2%) and is now much diminished, with forms like Sydney becoming less stylish.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adney, Andrey, Beirney (see Burney), Birkey, Birley, Birney, Bodey, Bradney, Chaney, Cheney, Claney, Codey▼, Coney, Dabney, Dudley▼, Finley▲, Finnley▲, Gilbey, Gridley, Hedley, Jimmey, Jodey, Kenney, Kinney, Kinsey, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kodey, Laddey, Lindley, Linley, Mickey▼, Mikey, Ondrey, Pitney, Radley, Rickey▼, Ridley, Ripley, Risley, Rodney▼, Rooney, Rudey, Sadler, Sedgely, Sedgley, Seeley, Sergey, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandy, Shane▼, Shanley, Shipley, Sidonio, Signe, Signy, Simen, Sivney, Skinner, Smedley, Smokey, Sonny▲, Spider, Stacey▼, Stanek, Stone, Stones, Stoney, Sunney, Sunny, Sweeney, Tiarney, Tierney, Toney, Verney and Volney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sidney.See names in meaning and etymology.