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Girl Name: Sydney

Name: Sydney
Pronunciation: \s(y)-dney, syd-ney\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sydney's also a boy name)
Meaning: wide meadow
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Cydnee, Cidney
Variant forms: Cydney, Cydnie, Sidnee, Sidney, Sidnie, Sydel, Sydelle, Sydnee, Sydnie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1011
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 45206


Sydney \s(y)-dney, syd-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sydney), is pronounced SIHD-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sydney is "wide meadow". Also possibly place name: Saint Denis. Sidney is favored as a name for boys, and Sydney is almost entirely used for girls, probably due to influence in the 1980s from madam/celebrity Sydney Biddle Barrows.

Sydney has 9 variant forms: Cydney, Cydnie, Sidnee, Sidney, Sidnie, Sydel, Sydelle, Sydnee and Sydnie.

Baby names that sound like Sydney are Cydnee and Cidney.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Sydney.


Sydney is a very popular first name for women (#1011 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#45206 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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