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Sydney (boy)

What does Sydney mean?

Sydney Pronunciation of Sydney [syd-ney] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Sydney) is pronounced SID-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sydney is "wide island". See Sidney.

Related boy names: Cyd and Cydney.

Associated with: old english.


1 different relation via Sidney: Syd.

2 feminine forms: Cydney and Sidney.

Creative forms:
(male) Setney, Steeney, ..

(female) Sydan, Sydna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sydney Sheldon (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sydney?

Sydney is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#848 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#35797 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sydney reached its peak position of #398 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed currently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Sydney appearing in the Top 2000 is Sidney (#1088 a year ago). Adoption of these forms of Sydney was well-received among parents a century ago (median #244) and has become significantly reduced since (#1544, 96%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adney, Andrey, Ardley, Arney, Audey, Audley, Barney, Birney, Blaney, Bodey, Bradney, Buddey, Burney, Byrley, Cadbey (see Cadby), Chaney, Cheney, Claney, Codey, Coney, Dabney, Denney, Dudley, Hedley, Hewney, Jodey, Karney, Kenney, Kodey, Lyndsey, Ondrey, Pitney, Redley, Rodney, Romney, Rooney, Rowney, Rudey, Ryley, Sammey, Sandey, Sandy, Sedgley, Selbey, Sennet, Sergey, Shandey (see Shandy), Shane, Shanen, Shawney, Sivney, Smedley, Smokey, Sorley, Spyder, Stacey, Stanek, Stanley, Stanly, Stepney, Stone, Stones, Stoney, Sulley, Sumner, Sunney, Sunny, Sweeney, Syed, Sylver, Syon, Toney, Verney, Volney and Wadley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sydney.

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in meaning and etymology.