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What does Syed mean?

Syed Pronunciation of Syed [syed] as a boys' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Syed is "mister". Syed is an alternate form of Sayid (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic.


Syed has 2 variants: Saiyid and Sayeed.

Creative forms:
(male) Seed, Syen, ..

(female) Syeta, Syna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Syed Lucius (S.L.), ..

How popular is Syed?

Syed is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5969 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Syed was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #754 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #1163. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Syed name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Syed is alike in pronunciation to Ced, Cid, Cyd, Saad, Saeed, Said, Sid, Syd and Zed. Other suggested similar names are Aed, Aled, Amed, Fred, Ged, Jed, Joed, Meed, Ned, Obed, Ohed (see Ohad), Oved, Reed, Sayer, Seb, Shad, Shea, Shem, Shep, Skye, Speed, Spud, Steed, Sten, Sven, Svend, Swen, Syms, Syon, Ted and Umed. These names tend to be more commonly used than Syed.