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Girl Name: Sidney

Name: Sidney
Pronunciation: \s(i)-dney, sid-ney\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sidney's also a boy name)
Meaning: wide meadow
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Cidney, Sidnee
Variant forms: Siddeny, Sideny, Sidneigh, Sidni, Sidnie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1483
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10979


Sidney \s(i)-dney, sid-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sidney), is pronounced SID-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sidney is "wide meadow". Also possibly derived from the Norman French place name Saint Denis. First used as a given name in the 18th century, and popular in the 19th century. See also Sydney.

Sidney has 5 variant forms: Siddeny, Sideny, Sidneigh, Sidni and Sidnie.

Baby names that sound like Sidney are Cidney and Sidnee.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sidney.


Sidney is a very popular first name for women (#1483 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10979 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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