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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Syd

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  1. (countable) A diminutive of the male given name Sydney.
  2. (countable) A diminutive of the female given name Sydney.
  3. (uncountable) Abbreviation of Sydney. (a city in Nova Scotia, Canada)

Notable Persons Named Syd

Syd Barrett was a rock music, psychedelic rock, and experimental music musician. He plays Danelectro Shorthorn, Fender Esquire, and Fender Telecaster. He was most active from 1964 to 1972. Syd was given the name Roger Keith Barrett on January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge. Syd is also known as Syd. He died on July 7th, 2006.


Syd tha Kyd is a hip hop music and neo soul lead vocalist, record producer, and disc jockey. They plays Synthesizer, Reason (software), and Vocals. They were most active from 2007 to present. Syd was given the name Sydney Bennett on April 23rd, 1992. Syd is also known as Sydney, Syd, and Frisco.


Syd Mead is an industrial design and industrial designer. Syd was born on July 18th, 1933 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Syd is also known as Sydney Jay Mead.


Syd was born on August 15th, 1972.


Syd Little is a television comedian, comedian, and televisioncomedian. Syd was given the name Cyril Mead on December 19th, 1942 in Blackpool.


Syd was born on February 25th, 1929 in Locust Hill, Middlesex County, Virginia. He passed away on September 18th, 2006.


Common last names for Syd

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Fun Facts about the name Syd

  • How Popular is the name Syd? Syd is the 26,199th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Syd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 210 babies born with the first name Syd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Syd to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Syd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Syd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Syd is Friday, March 1st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Syd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Syd was in 1912 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Syd Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Syd is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 13 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Syd: Your name in reverse order is Dys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syd. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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