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Meaning and Name Origin

Sidney \s(i)-dney, 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.


Variations

Sidney has 3 variants: Sid, Syd and Sydney.

Sidney has 1 feminine form: Sydney.


Popularity

Sidney is a very popular first name for males (#274 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#10979 out of 88799, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Sidney for boys. Sidney reached its peak rank of #94 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sidney and associated names. Sid and Sydney are the prominent related forms of Sidney. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and is now much less, with the forms Sid, Sidney and Sydney becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sid, Sidney, Sydney in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sidney and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Sivney and Stoney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sidney.

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