Sydney - girls name

Sydney name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Sydney name meaning:

The name Sydney is derived from the Old English word "sidan īeg," meaning "wide island" or "broad meadow." It is believed to have originated as a surname referring to someone who lived near or on a wide island or meadow. As a given name, Sydney gained popularity in the late 19th century and has since become a unisex name, commonly used for both boys and girls.

For girls named Sydney, the name often carries connotations of strength, independence, and modernity. It is associated with individuals who are adventurous, outgoing, and have a strong sense of self. Sydney is a name that exudes a sense of urban sophistication and contemporary charm. It is a name that evokes images of a vibrant city, reflecting the cosmopolitan and diverse nature of places like Sydney, Australia.

Overall, Sydney is a name that embodies a blend of traditional English origins and a modern, cosmopolitan sensibility. It is a name that represents a strong, independent, and adventurous spirit, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that is both timeless and contemporary for their daughters.

Origin: French

From city of St. Denis.


Unisex names

Related names

Sydney , Cidney, Cydnee, Cydney , Kurtis , Sidney

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 431 out of 5581

101 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Sydney

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