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170k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sydney

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Contraction of St. Denys
  • #411 All Time
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Boys
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105k Sidney (French)
8k Sydnee (French)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188012012
1881606
188210010
188311011
188413013
188525025
188618810
188714014
188824618
188918018
189017611
1891808
189221615
189323023
189421021
189524024
189621516
189715015
189811011
189923617
190013013
190120713
190218513
190328523
190434628
1905492128
190626620
190727720
1908391128
1909451629
1910571542
1911661254
191212712115
191316621145
191420323180
191520027173
191624339204
191721232180
191823144187
191920140161
192020730177
192119324169
192219130161
192317844134
192416033127
192515525130
192613421113
192714838110
19281262898
19291233390
19301112982
19311164175
19321677295
193319410787
193418310380
19351739479
19361799782
19371849193
19381628775
19391567779
19401538568
194125517184
1942287187100
194326619076
194422514679
194522013288
194622915277
194722313786
194820813771
194926217686
195028020278
195126620660
195226820860
195322915277
195419914356
195518413450
195618712067
195716911752
195817410668
195919913663
196018012852
196118512758
196215110051
196320815553
196423516966
196521916950
196621016842
196718412856
196814710245
196913910732
197016510560
197114410440
19721248440
1973956431
1974865036
19751219328
197615012327
19771279037
197814310934
197913711225
198015713027
198119415539
198220815454
198323020030
198432428539
198547343835
198650346142
198770165150
198897191457
19891,2751,19382
19902,1022,02676
19912,4582,38276
19922,8012,70992
19933,1643,050114
19944,8234,73786#76 girl name
19957,4607,357103#43 girl name
19967,3857,258127#39 girl name
19978,1488,031117#35 girl name
19988,6658,549116#28 girl name
19999,7579,648109#23 girl name
200010,36710,242125#23 girl name
20019,7459,636109#23 girl name
20029,1089,03276#23 girl name
20038,9878,91077#25 girl name
20048,4658,364101#27 girl name
20057,4507,37476#30 girl name
20066,5856,51273#34 girl name
20076,0946,02866#37 girl name
20085,3385,25781#49 girl name
20095,1135,05459#48 girl name
20104,4014,32873#60 girl name
20114,0343,96866#65 girl name
20123,5023,44953#78 girl name
20133,2163,16551#98 girl name
20142,8802,83149

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 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sydney" ranks #34 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 70 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 9,757 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 superb, a great attitude about life.

Y is for young, the years never show!

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yendys". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yednsy". 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.

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sydney

Sydney Penny

Sydney Penny is an actress with the most prominent portion of her 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 his 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 his 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 Aug 9, 1949

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 Northern Africa approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Sydney

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