Sydney: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sydney | Girls
Origin of the name Sydney:
Transferred use of the surname originating as a Norman baronial name taken from the place-name St. Denis in Normandy. Alternatively, the name arose independently in England and is derived from the Old English elements sīd (extensive, wide) and ieg (island in a river, riverside meadow). The name was indicative of one who dwelled on or near the wide, riverside meadow, or from the wide island.
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I've been a female Sydney for more than 65 years . . . I can tell you that growing up, I used the reactions of people hearing my name to judge them . . . they were either worldly and sophisticated or they didn't get out much . . . Now I can hear people calling little girls "Sydney" and know that it took a long time . . .but now it's a popular name . . . I always enjoyed being a Sydney . . . Just notice the character types in TV shows and movies who have that name . . They are SOPHISTICATED, SEXY and SAAVY . . . so GO FOR IT.
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I have been a Sydney since 1973 when no girls had this name. I only knew of one woman with the name and still remember her - a zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo. Sydney Donahue I think - in case you are out there! I loved growing up with a totally original name and didn't mind being call Mr since it's a boys name!
it is a family name for us the orginal holder was my Great Grand mother named after her father, now my daughter has it - being passed through the family as a family name. it keeps popping up but rarely with the female line - my Sydney is proud to be sydney and will not be syd or any othe version. With a cool surname she is truly a sydney - you will always be remembered. great name.
I'm Sydney and have like my name for the most part; it's a little frustrating as a small child or in a noisy bar or in a foreign country to introduce yourself as Sydney and get "Cindy?" back repeatedly. There are some people who just seem unable to say it at all. That being said, it is a unique name and I have had compliments on my name my entire life. I have always hated when people try to call me Syd, and it is forever being misspelled as Sidney, but now that I am married and have a more bland last name, I'm glad my first name gave me a unique quality.
I knew a girl called Sydney and she copped so much flac for it (she was living in Brisbane at the time). In Australia, Sydney is not used for a name of a child, just the place. It's also they case with Adelaide and Victoria, they sound really bogan
Back in fifth grade my best friend's name was Sydney. :)
- Nicknames for Sydney: | Edit
Syd, Sydie, Nyd, Niddy, skidney, siddy baby, sidly widly, Syd-Syd, Sydibell, Syd-O, Squid, Sid Vicious, Idney
- Meanings and history of the name Sydney: | Edit
Comes from St Denis in Paris and from the Hebrew meaning Enticier
This is now often used as a place-derived name, honoring Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Bristow: Lead character in the TV show "Alias", played by Jennifer Garner
Sydney Ellen Wade: Co-lead character in the movie "The American President", played by Annette Bening
"Sydney White": film starring Amanda Bynes as Sydney
Sydney Prescott: Lead character in the movie "Scream", played by Neve Campbell
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Global Popularity of the Name Sydney
- #25 in Canada (Alberta)
- #42 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #49 in United States
- #402 in Canada (Quebec)