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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 6 0 6
1882 10 0 10
1883 11 0 11
1884 13 0 13
1885 25 0 25
1886 18 8 10
1887 14 0 14
1888 24 6 18
1889 18 0 18
1890 17 6 11
1891 8 0 8
1892 21 6 15
1893 23 0 23
1894 21 0 21
1895 24 0 24
1896 21 5 16
1897 15 0 15
1898 11 0 11
1899 23 6 17
1900 13 0 13
1901 20 7 13
1902 18 5 13
1903 28 5 23
1904 34 6 28
1905 49 21 28
1906 26 6 20
1907 27 7 20
1908 39 11 28
1909 45 16 29
1910 57 15 42
1911 66 12 54
1912 127 12 115
1913 166 21 145
1914 203 23 180
1915 200 27 173
1916 243 39 204
1917 212 32 180
1918 231 44 187
1919 201 40 161
1920 207 30 177
1921 193 24 169
1922 191 30 161
1923 178 44 134
1924 160 33 127
1925 155 25 130
1926 134 21 113
1927 148 38 110
1928 126 28 98
1929 123 33 90
1930 111 29 82
1931 116 41 75
1932 167 72 95
1933 194 107 87
1934 183 103 80
1935 173 94 79
1936 179 97 82
1937 184 91 93
1938 162 87 75
1939 156 77 79
1940 153 85 68
1941 255 171 84
1942 287 187 100
1943 266 190 76
1944 225 146 79
1945 220 132 88
1946 229 152 77
1947 223 137 86
1948 208 137 71
1949 262 176 86
1950 280 202 78
1951 266 206 60
1952 268 208 60
1953 229 152 77
1954 199 143 56
1955 184 134 50
1956 187 120 67
1957 169 117 52
1958 174 106 68
1959 199 136 63
1960 180 128 52
1961 185 127 58
1962 151 100 51
1963 208 155 53
1964 235 169 66
1965 219 169 50
1966 210 168 42
1967 184 128 56
1968 147 102 45
1969 139 107 32
1970 165 105 60
1971 144 104 40
1972 124 84 40
1973 95 64 31
1974 86 50 36
1975 121 93 28
1976 150 123 27
1977 127 90 37
1978 143 109 34
1979 137 112 25
1980 157 130 27
1981 194 155 39
1982 208 154 54
1983 230 200 30
1984 324 285 39
1985 473 438 35
1986 503 461 42
1987 701 651 50
1988 971 914 57
1989 1,275 1,193 82
1990 2,102 2,026 76
1991 2,458 2,382 76
1992 2,801 2,709 92
1993 3,164 3,050 114
1994 4,823 4,737 86 #76 girl name
1995 7,460 7,357 103 #43 girl name
1996 7,385 7,258 127 #39 girl name
1997 8,148 8,031 117 #35 girl name
1998 8,665 8,549 116 #28 girl name
1999 9,757 9,648 109 #23 girl name
2000 10,367 10,242 125 #23 girl name
2001 9,745 9,636 109 #23 girl name
2002 9,108 9,032 76 #23 girl name
2003 8,987 8,910 77 #25 girl name
2004 8,465 8,364 101 #27 girl name
2005 7,450 7,374 76 #30 girl name
2006 6,585 6,512 73 #34 girl name
2007 6,094 6,028 66 #37 girl name
2008 5,338 5,257 81 #49 girl name
2009 5,113 5,054 59 #48 girl name
2010 4,401 4,328 73 #60 girl name
2011 4,034 3,968 66 #65 girl name
2012 3,502 3,449 53 #78 girl name
2013 3,216 3,165 51 #98 girl name
2014 2,880 2,831 49

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sydney" ranks #42 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 391 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2004. Across the entire United States a total of 8,465 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sydney popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sydney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sydney as well as things modernly associated with the name Sydney such as celebrities named Sydney.

French

Origin and Meaning of Sydney

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.

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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Alternative Meanings

S is for serene, your calm time.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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

Past life for Sydney born Feb 2, 1987

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 Southern England approximately on 525. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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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