Sidney name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old French, Hebrew, Old English and Latin
Usage: English, English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: s(i)-dney
Meaning: From St Denis, From the Wide Island and Denise
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What does Sidney mean?

Preeminent and All time favorite Sidney's origin is Old English, Old French, Hebrew and Latin bestowed upon both genders which is used majorly in Norwegian, English, Finnish, Swedish and Danish, meaning of Sidney is "From St Denis, From the Wide Island or Denise"..

Sidney is celebrated on on November 14.

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How do I pronounce Sidney?

The two syllabled name Sidney is commonly pronounced as s(i)-dney. There are multiple ways to say the baby name, i.e., sid-ney or sid-nee.

Variants of Sidney

Cid, Sid, Cidd, Seid

Names that rhyme with Sidney

How popular is the name Sidney?

Sidney was a popular name in United States. Over 106883 babies have been named Sidney since 1880. At its zenith in 1912, it ranked 80th when 1878 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 278 years. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names 17 times Sidney is common in England and Wales where over 3495 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Recently the name is rising, in 2018, 249 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 215th position.

Sidney is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1916 and was able to reach the top 500 names.

In 1984, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 469 on boy names chart when 71 babies were given the name Sidney. There are over 2343 babies that have been given the name Sidney in France.

Sidney is an uncommon baby name in Ireland still in use today. In Belgium, it had been in use since 1995 and made it to the top 500 but has appeared since 2008.

There are over 222 babies that have been given the name Sidney in Belgium.

But Sidney is a popular baby name in Brazil where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, England and South Africa.

As per our findings, over 220000 babies have been bestowed Sidney around the globe.

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Sidney in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Sidney

Understanding others is your specialty, but you never expect people to do for you, what you are willing to do for them. No one can hurt you unless you let it. You don't think twice before making a decision. You are ambitious and courageous. You are not selfish but you are not naive as well. It's like luck follows you wherever you go and whatever you do results in a positive outcome. Freedom is what's most important for you.

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  •  Elfie - Noteworthy and Orthodox Elfies origin is Old English and Latin bestowed upon baby girls, meaning of Elfie is "Force, Aelf or Good Elf" is especially used in Danish, English and Swedish
  •  Estel means Star has its origin in Latin is typically given to both genders
  •  Claudiu specifically is used in Romanian came from Latin, meaning of Claudiu is "The Limping" is used as a baby boy name

Middle names for Sidney

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Famous people named Sidney

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  • Sidney W. Pink, American movie producer and occasional director
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  • Sidney Paget, British illustrator of the Victorian era
  • Sidney S. Culbert, linguist, psychologist and Esperantist
  • Sidney Edwards Morse, American inventor, geographer and journalist
  • Sidney Davidoff, American lawyer
  • Sidney Greene, Baron Greene of Harrow Weald, trade union leader in the United Kingdom
  • Sidney Morgenbesser, philosopher and professor at Columbia University
  • Sidney Green, politician in Manitoba, Canada
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  • Sidney Marcus, Georgia legislator
  • Sidney Royse Lysaght, British writer of Irish ancestry
  • Sidney Sime, English artist
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  • Sidney D. Kirkpatrick, award-winning documentary filmmaker and a bestselling historical author
  • Sidney Root, an American businessman
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  • Sidney Merlin, British botanist and sports shooter
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  • Sidney Carroll, film and television screenwriter
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  • Sidney Jones, English conductor and composer
  • Sidney Dean Townley, American astronomer and geodeticist
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  • Sidney White, English first-class cricketer active 1921–33
  • Sidney Brichto, British Liberal rabbi
  • Sidney Peterson, American author, artist, and avant-garde filmmaker
  • Sidney Tarrow, emeritus professor of political science and sociology
  • Sidney Siegel, American psychologist
  • Sidney Hinkes, pacifist and a priest in the Church of England
  • Sidney Arnold, American figure skater
  • Sidney Smith, lawyer and political figure in Canada West
  • Sidney Styler, English first-class cricketer
  • Sidney Torch, British pianist, cinema organist, conductor
  • Sidney Altman, Canadian and American molecular biologist,
  • Sidney Darlington, electrical engineer and inventor of a transistor configuration
  • Sidney M. Gutierrez, former NASA astronaut
  • Sidney Coleman, American theoretical physicist
  • Sidney Hook, American philosopher of the pragmatist school
  • Sidney W. Fox, Los Angeles-born biochemist responsible for discoveries on the origins of life
  • Sidney Farber, American pediatric pathologist
  • Sidney Gilchrist Thomas, English inventor
  • Sidney Drell, American theoretical physicist and arms control expert
  • Sidney Mintz, anthropologist best
  • Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, film director, author
  • Sidney James, professional football centre forward
  • Sidney Bechet, American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist
  • Sidney Lanier, American musician, poet and author
  • Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, British socialist, economist
  • Sidney Olcott, Canadian-born film producer, director
  • Sidney Lee, English biographer, writer and critic
  • Sidney Rigdon, leader during the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement
  • Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, leading British politician of the late 17th and early 18th centuries
  • Sidney Holland, New Zealand politician

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  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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