US Popularity:1744
Meaning:Wide island
Possibly most well-known for being a variation of one of Australia’s most iconic cities, Sidney is a gender-neutral name that has been growing in popularity for boys. Ironically, this name doesn’t originate in Australia but in the United Kingdom. Meaning “wide island,” this definition emits images of the Sydney harbor. Sidney is a fitting choice for any girl or boy and comes with the cute nickname Sid. If you’re looking to pay homage to your Australian roots, this alternate spelling of one of the country’s most famous cities is an excellent choice.

Famous People Named Sidney

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  • Sidney Poitier
  • Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sidney is currently #1248 on The Bump
Boy:Sidney is currently #675 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Sidney is currently #912 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sidney is currently #1744 in U.S. births
Boy:Sidney is currently #1234 in U.S. births
Girl:Sidney is currently #1643 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 253
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Sidney

  • Behind the Name, Sidney, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Sidney, July 2015

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