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Origin & Meaning

The name Sydney is of French origin.

The meaning of Sydney is "from st denis, france".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from St.Denis, France".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 109  in baby name popularity for girls with 2831 occurrences.  It ranked 2523 in popular baby names for boys with 49 occurrences. 

View the Sydney Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sydney has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sydney to other names.


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Related Names

Sydney is a variant spelling of Sidney.

Variants of the name Sydney include Sydne, Sydnie.

Sydney has the diminutive (nickname) Sid.

Other Tidbits

Sydney falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sydney in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sydney.

Just for fun, see the name Sydney in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sydney in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.