Pronunciation: \s(i)-dney, sid-ney\
Gender / Sex: girl (Sidney's also a boy name)
Meaning: wide meadow
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)