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Sidney (girl)

What does Sidney mean?

Sidney Pronunciation of Sidney as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Sidney) is pronounced SID-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sidney is "wide island". Also possibly derived from the Norman French place name Saint Denis. First used as a given name in the 18th century, and popular in the 19th century. See also Sydney.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, saint, 18th century, 19th century


VARIANTS Siddeny, Sideny, Sidneigh, Sidni, Sidnie

RELATIONS VIA SYDNEY Cydney, Sidnee, Sydel, Sydnee, Sydni, Sydnie




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How popular is Sidney?

Sidney is a very popular first name for women (#1483 out of 4276, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#13685 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Sidney reached its apex position of #258 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1130 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cydney, Sydnee, Sydney (#165 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Sydni and Sydnie are the prominent variation forms of Sidney (#1130) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sidnee, are seldom used. These forms of Sidney were favored by parents 2 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.7%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.1%, 83.7%), with versions like Cydney becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sidney, Cydney, Sydnee, Sydney, Sydni, Sydnie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sidney is alike in pronunciation to Cidney and Cydnee. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bianey, Bridey, Bridney, Britney, Chaney, Codey, Conney, Cordney, Diedrey, Hedley, Heidey, Honey, Jodey, Kinsey, Kittey (see Katherine), Kodey, Kordney (see Courtney), Laidey, Laney, Lindsey, Linsey, Marney, Nanney, Penney, Rainey, Ronney, Saidey, Selbey, Shanay, Shanee, Shaney, Shantey, Shene, Sherey, Shirley, Sian, Siana, Sibel, Sicily, Sidaine, Sidonia, Sidonie, Sidony, Siena, Sienna, Signe, Signy, Sile, Silke, Silken, Silver, Sindi, Sindy, Sindya, Sine, Sinny, Sinty, Siseel, Sisely, Sisley, Sissey, Sivney, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sonel, Stacey, Stine, Suanny, Sunel, Swanny, Syndy, Taney, Tawney and Teddey (see Theodora). These names tend to be less frequently used than Sidney.

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