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since 1880

Sidney

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173k Sydney (French)
8k Sydnee (French)

How popular is the baby name Sidney in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 158 16 142 #95 boy name
1881 145 16 129 #97 boy name
1882 155 9 146 #99 boy name
1883 174 9 165 #86 boy name
1884 153 11 142
1885 180 10 170 #88 boy name
1886 165 10 155 #100 boy name
1887 152 8 144
1888 178 10 168
1889 159 15 144
1890 191 15 176 #100 boy name
1891 135 22 113
1892 191 17 174
1893 180 17 163
1894 179 11 168
1895 196 18 178
1896 194 18 176
1897 171 22 149
1898 189 18 171
1899 156 12 144
1900 241 23 218
1901 151 17 134
1902 203 28 175
1903 181 19 162
1904 222 21 201
1905 213 17 196
1906 225 16 209
1907 220 20 200
1908 277 24 253
1909 245 12 233
1910 367 14 353 #93 boy name
1911 457 24 433 #92 boy name
1912 1,029 26 1,003 #80 boy name
1913 1,116 43 1,073 #89 boy name
1914 1,376 39 1,337 #89 boy name
1915 1,678 63 1,615 #94 boy name
1916 1,713 54 1,659 #95 boy name
1917 1,782 55 1,727 #95 boy name
1918 1,938 60 1,878 #94 boy name
1919 1,776 60 1,716 #95 boy name
1920 1,664 54 1,610
1921 1,647 61 1,586
1922 1,671 51 1,620
1923 1,605 62 1,543
1924 1,562 58 1,504
1925 1,390 44 1,346
1926 1,418 69 1,349
1927 1,434 54 1,380
1928 1,266 60 1,206
1929 1,114 55 1,059
1930 1,121 48 1,073
1931 988 48 940
1932 1,015 57 958
1933 1,026 77 949
1934 1,008 78 930
1935 1,067 93 974
1936 1,033 81 952
1937 965 63 902
1938 964 89 875
1939 924 63 861
1940 1,001 74 927
1941 974 83 891
1942 1,115 116 999
1943 1,153 137 1,016
1944 986 85 901
1945 918 89 829
1946 1,101 90 1,011
1947 1,214 116 1,098
1948 1,064 73 991
1949 1,034 88 946
1950 1,154 78 1,076
1951 1,126 97 1,029
1952 1,128 109 1,019
1953 1,103 89 1,014
1954 1,115 94 1,021
1955 1,114 92 1,022
1956 1,036 81 955
1957 927 86 841
1958 920 94 826
1959 897 72 825
1960 943 92 851
1961 898 57 841
1962 838 59 779
1963 737 65 672
1964 788 57 731
1965 694 53 641
1966 679 66 613
1967 645 54 591
1968 610 37 573
1969 580 32 548
1970 553 39 514
1971 474 29 445
1972 495 34 461
1973 408 25 383
1974 394 29 365
1975 388 41 347
1976 367 23 344
1977 385 40 345
1978 333 36 297
1979 353 31 322
1980 383 30 353
1981 376 41 335
1982 383 50 333
1983 380 50 330
1984 374 64 310
1985 434 83 351
1986 386 75 311
1987 417 95 322
1988 464 123 341
1989 515 170 345
1990 574 207 367
1991 708 325 383
1992 752 366 386
1993 820 419 401
1994 962 568 394
1995 1,294 883 411
1996 1,203 828 375
1997 1,391 1,008 383
1998 1,515 1,141 374
1999 1,571 1,218 353
2000 1,554 1,221 333
2001 1,368 1,053 315
2002 1,213 939 274
2003 1,236 951 285
2004 1,103 836 267
2005 1,055 834 221
2006 1,000 745 255
2007 922 668 254
2008 852 583 269
2009 824 570 254
2010 690 431 259
2011 643 412 231
2012 546 322 224
2013 492 282 210
2014 460 293 167
2015 446 267 179

Want to know about the popularity of the Sidney baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 105,641 babies born with the name Sidney in the United States. That's more than enough Sidneys to occupy the country of Grenada with an estimated population of 105,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 158 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sidney" was in 1918 with a total of 1,878 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sidneys)

According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sidney" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 11 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 457 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Sidney

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English poet (1554-1586)

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby is an ice hockey player. Sidney was born in 1987 in Halifax, NS, CAN.

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Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier is an actor, director, writer, and diplomat with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1943 to 2001. Sidney was born in 1924 in Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

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Sidney Ponson

Sidney Ponson is a MLB player|. Sidney was born in 1976 in Noord, Aruba.

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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet is a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1939 to 2007. Sidney was born in 1924 as Sidney Arthur Lumet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist specializing in power pop and alternative rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Matthew was born in 1964 as Sidney Matthew Sweet in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

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Sidney Govou

Sidney Govou is a football biography. Sidney was born in 1979 in Le Puy-en-Velay, France.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sidney

Sidney Blumenthal
Sidney Harman Hall
Sidney Hicks
Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Starr
Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Alternative Meanings

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yendis". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dynies". 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 Sidney born Nov 17, 2010

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 775. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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