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pinWhat 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.


Sidney has 3 variants: Sid, Syd and Sydney.

Sidney has 1 feminine form: Sydney.

Kreatif forms: Sixney, Steeney, Stenney. [more]

pinHow 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. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Sid and Sydney are the prominent related forms of Sidney listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Sidney reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.594%) and is now much less. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sidney and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

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