Sydney is a unisex baby name but has been far more common as a feminine name since the 1960’s. Sydney was in the top 100 girl’s names from 1994 to 2013.
Meaning of the name Sydney:
English: wide island
French: Saint Denis
Origin of the name Sydney:
Sydney has origins in both French and Old English. As a French name, Sydney is a feminine name meaning “Saint Denis”. As an English name, it is derived from Old English sid “wide” and eg “island”.
Symbolism of the name Sydney:
An island symbolizes refuge and peace in the middle of chaos. It is the calm in the eye of the storm.
Style of the name Sydney:
traditional and modern
Gender of the name Sydney:
Sydney is a name that is used for both boys and girls, though it's more common as a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Sydney:
Number of syllables in the name Sydney:
Emotion evoked from the name Sydney:
Sydney evokes feelings of adventure and creativity.
Alternative spellings for the name Sydney:
Sidney, Cydney, Sydnie, Sydne, Sidonie
Nicknames for the name Sydney:
Popularity of the name Sydney:
According to the Social Security Administration, Sydney is a unisex baby name. As a boy’s name, it was at peak popularity in 1914 and disappeared from the top 1000 in 1967. As a girl’s name, Sydney has been in the top 1000 since 1932 and peaked in the top 100 between 1994 and 2013.
Related names for the name Sydney:
Great middle names for the name Sydney and their meanings:
- Jude (praised)
- Blake (dark)
- Ryder (messenger)
- Maddox (son of Madoc)
- Alexander (defender of men)
- Axel (father of peace)
- Marlowe (driftwood)
- Lane (path)
- Lark (the bird)
- Willow (the tree)
- Olivia (olive tree)
- Annette (grace)
- Blanche (white)
Famous people with the name Sydney:
- Sydney Owenson (Irish novelist)
- Sydney Poitier (American actress)
- Sydney Sierotalead (American musician)
- Sydney Stevenson (English actress)
Sydneys in popular culture:
- Sydney Andrews (television, “Melrose Place”)
- Sydney “Syd” Barrett (television, “Legion”)
- Sydney Bristow (television, “Alias”)