Sydney name meaning

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What does the name Sydney mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sydney

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Sydney is of English origin and means "Nice, comforting, loving, follower of Christ, gift of god, beauty".
  2. 4 submissions from Virginia, U.S. agree the name Sydney means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  3. A user from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Sydney is of English origin and means "kindness and girl of god".
  4. According to 2 people from the United States and New Zealand, the name Sydney is of Irish / English origin and means "Girl of god".
  5. According to a user from Michigan, U.S., the name Sydney means "A gift to all humanity,and is usually shy".
  6. A user from Maryland, U.S. says the name Sydney means "A gift".
  7. According to a user from Michigan, U.S., the name Sydney means "River by a meadow".
  8. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Sydney is of English origin and means "From the river-side meadow".
  9. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Sydney means "Wide meadow".
  10. According to 2 people from Indiana, U.S., the name Sydney is of French / English origin and means "Island".
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  1. The largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port

For the surname and given name, see Sidney. The cities in Australia and Canada are named after British politician Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733–1800).

  1. (countable) A surname​, a spelling variant of Sidney.
  2. (countable) A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (uncountable) A seaport and state capital of New South Wales, Australia.
  4. (uncountable) A seaport and former city in Nova Scotia, Canada, now part of the amalgamated Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island.
  5. Dharuk, an Aboriginal language of Australia.

Sydney was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Slovene

Notable Persons Named Sydney

Notable Persons Named Sydney

Sydney Pollack

Sydney Pollack was an actor, producer, and director. He was most active from 1950 to 2008. Sydney was given the name Sydney Irwin Pollack on July 1st, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana. He died on May 26th, 2008.

Syd tha Kyd

Syd tha Kyd is a hip hop music and neo soul lead vocalist, record producer, and disc jockey. They plays Synthesizer, Reason (software), and Vocals. They were most active from 2007 to present. Syd was given the name Sydney Bennett on April 23rd, 1992. Syd is also known as Sydney, Syd, and Frisco.

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an actress. Her career lasted from 1998 to 1998. Sydney was born as the child of Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus on November 15th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Sydney is also known as Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Sydney Poitier.

Sydney Park

Sydney Park is an actress, comedian, and actor. She was most prominent from 2003 to present. Sydney was born on October 31st, 1997 in Philadelphia.

Sydney Greenstreet

Sydney Greenstreet was an actor. He was most active from 1902 to 1951. Sydney was given the name Sydney Hughes Greenstreet on December 27th, 1879 in Sandwich, Kent, England, UK. He left this life on January 18th, 1954.

Sydney Penny

Sydney Penny is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Sydney was given the name Sydney Margaret Penny on August 7th, 1971 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

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  • Sydney Carton
    Fictional Character
  • Sydney Alvin Field
    Screenwriting Guru
  • Sydney Barnes
  • Sydney Camm
  • Sydney Youngblood
  • Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens
  • Sydney Smith Lee
  • Lady Morgan Sydney
  • Sydney Fairbairn Rowell
    Board of Directors
  • Sydney Johnson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sydney

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sydney

Kevin Sydney

Kevin Sydney is a comics character.

The Viscount Sydney

The Viscount Sydney was an office holder. The was born on February 24th, 1733 in Raynham, Norfolk. He breathed his last breath on June 30th, 1800.

Basil Sydney

Basil Sydney was an actor. His career lasted from 1920 to 1964. Basil was born on April 23rd, 1894 in St Osyth. He breathed his last breath on January 10th, 1968.

Robin Sydney

Robin Sydney is an actress. She was most prominent from 2000 to present. Robin was given the name Robin Sydney Heymsfield on January 4th, 1984 in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.

Lady Morgan Sydney

Lady Morgan Sydney was a novelist and governess. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1804 to present. Lady was given the name Sydney Owenson on December 25th, 1781 in Either Dublin, Ireland or the Irish Sea. She died on April 14th, 1859.

Joan Sydney

Joan Sydney is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1968. Joan was born on September 5th, 1936 in London, England, United Kingdom.


Common last names for Sydney

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Cohen
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Green
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Jackson
  • Goldberg
  • Hall
  • Morris
  • Clarke

Common first names for Sydney

  • George
  • John

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sydney U.S.
  White 44.99% 64.26%
  African American 44.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sydney

People with the last name Sydney are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sydney

  • What name lists does Sydney rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sydney? Sydney is the 408th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sydney was the 31,001st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sydney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 180,847 babies born with the first name Sydney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sydney to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sydney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Sydney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sydney is Saturday, January 29th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sydney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sydney was in 2000 with a total of 10,242 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sydney!
  • Random Sydney Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sydney ranks 61st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 66 babies in Connecticut have the same name in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Sydney: The name spelled backwards is Yendys. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enysyd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sydney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 749 people with the last name Sydney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sydney? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sydney as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sydney name meaning

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