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Popularity
170k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sydney

Gender: Neutral. Ranked #411 most popular

Similar Names
105k Sidney (French)
8k Sydnee (French)

What does the name "Sydney" mean?

Sydney (French): Contraction of St. Denys

The name "Sydney" is of French origin and it means "Contraction of St. Denys". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yendys". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yndyes". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Sydney" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Sydney? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 170,297 babies born with the name Sydney in the United States. That's more than enough Sydneies to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sydney" was in 2000 with a total of 10,242 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sydneies)

According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sydney" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 68 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 6,585 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Sydney popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sydney in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sydney

Sydney Penny

Sydney Penny is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1979 to present. Sydney was born in 1971 as Sydney Margaret Penny in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack is an actor, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1950 to 2008. Sydney was born in 1934 as Sydney Irwin Pollack in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.

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Sydney Park

Sydney Park is a park. Sydney was born in 1997.

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Sydney Moon

Sydney was born in 1975.

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Sydney Greenstreet

Sydney Greenstreet is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1902 to 1951. Sydney was born in 1879 in Sandwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Morgan Conway

Morgan was born in 1903 as Sydney Conway in Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

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Past life for Sydney born Oct 22, 1955

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.