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Sidney Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sidney?

In 2018 the uncommon name Sidney, ranked the 1,155th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Sidney is currently less popular.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #80 was reached in 1912.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1918 with 1,878 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Sidney was 113 in 1891.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Sidney occurred roughly during the years 1897-1900, 1905-1918, and 1944-1947.

Sidney became more popular as a girls name in 1993.

For a number of years, the name Sidney has steadily decreased in popularity. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Sidney for their newborn has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sidney?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

The name Sidney is still rare and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Sidney has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Sidney (Girl)Sidney (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 215 1,130 165 1,155
2017 225 1,119 177 1,099
2016 259 1,020 196 1,024
2015 268 1,003 180 1,086
2014 295 915 167 1,139
2013 282 905 210 948
2012 323 830 226 915
2011 412 682 231 893
2010 432 670 259 827
2009 571 529 254 847
2008 583 524 269 818
2007 668 487 254 841
2006 745 426 255 803
2005 834 378 222 837
2004 836 374 267 719
2003 951 330 285 681
2002 939 326 274 677
2001 1,053 296 315 615
2000 1,221 265 333 595
1999 1,218 258 353 567
1998 1,141 271 374 536
1997 1,008 285 383 523
1996 828 337 375 528
1995 883 315 411 503
1994 568 446 394 509
1993 420 567 401 513
1992 366 619 386 518
1991 325 667 383 508
1990 207 923 367 515
1989 170 1,013 345 517
1988 123 1,222 342 495
1987 95 1,409 322 496
1986 75 1,602 311 495
1985 83 1,488 351 460
1984 64 1,723 310 476
1983 50 2,045 330 460
1982 50 2,076 333 463
1981 41 2,400 335 452
1980 30 2,986 353 441
1979 31 2,851 323 449
1978 36 2,462 297 469
1977 40 2,298 345 426
1976 23 3,173 344 418
1975 41 2,128 347 418
1974 29 2,600 366 409
1973 25 2,818 382 398
1972 34 2,268 460 367
1971 29 2,584 445 380
1970 40 2,077 512 361
1969 32 2,286 547 331
1968 37 1,994 573 317
1967 54 1,538 591 302
1966 66 1,347 614 300
1965 53 1,540 640 297
1964 57 1,515 731 289
1963 65 1,388 672 300
1962 59 1,453 780 276
1961 57 1,497 841 271
1960 92 1,136 850 274
1959 72 1,272 825 277
1958 94 1,087 826 269
1957 86 1,142 841 260
1956 81 1,157 957 237
1955 92 1,054 1,022 225
1954 94 1,013 1,022 216
1953 89 1,024 1,014 213
1952 109 886 1,020 208
1951 97 944 1,027 202
1950 78 1,038 1,077 195
1949 88 957 946 208
1948 73 1,037 991 199
1947 116 814 1,098 188
1946 90 878 1,010 183
1945 89 802 829 185
1944 85 831 901 180
1943 137 650 1,016 173
1942 116 695 1,000 169
1941 83 797 891 172
1940 74 834 928 168
1939 63 888 861 173
1938 89 729 875 168
1937 63 875 905 163
1936 81 747 951 156
1935 93 700 973 153
1934 78 763 932 159
1933 77 752 948 152
1932 57 940 959 158
1931 48 1,019 939 158
1930 48 1,071 1,074 150
1929 55 978 1,058 149
1928 60 965 1,207 142
1927 54 1,054 1,379 127
1926 69 900 1,351 129
1925 44 1,173 1,346 131
1924 58 1,016 1,502 119
1923 62 939 1,543 115
1922 51 1,076 1,619 110
1921 61 954 1,587 110
1920 54 1,016 1,610 107
1919 60 916 1,716 96
1918 60 927 1,878 95
1917 55 942 1,727 95
1916 54 939 1,659 95
1915 63 827 1,615 94
1914 39 951 1,337 89
1913 43 808 1,073 90
1912 26 1,028 1,003 80
1911 24 896 433 92
1910 14 1,260 353 93
1909 12 1,276 233 119
1908 24 807 253 101
1907 20 866 200 119
1906 16 957 209 101
1905 17 920 196 109
1904 21 804 201 107
1903 19 809 162 122
1902 28 639 175 110
1901 17 824 134 123
1900 23 777 218 108
1899 12 974 144 115
1898 18 814 171 109
1897 22 678 149 115
1896 18 787 176 105
1895 18 768 178 106
1894 11 990 168 107
1893 17 736 163 108
1892 17 723 174 106
1891 22 571 113 124
1890 15 722 176 100
1889 15 683 144 111
1888 10 884 168 101
1887 8 930 144 101
1886 10 771 155 101
1885 10 737 170 88
1884 11 677 142 107
1883 9 687 165 86
1882 9 671 146 100
1881 16 431 129 99
1880 16 433 142 96

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.