Sydney

Sydney - A unique female name



  Jan 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sydney, meaning Saint Denis, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1314. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sydney and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sydney? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sydney. The baby girl name Sydney was given to 3,431 baby girls in 2012, ranking #77 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 412 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sydney peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 1999 on position 23.



Famous with this name

Sydney Newman
Sydney Greenstreet
Sydney Pollack


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Rating: 5/5 (11 people)


Sydney is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sydney is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #22 - and is the least popular in Hawaii at position #218.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sydney is where you live.


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Sydney origin and meaning

Sydney is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means Saint Denis. To see famous people named Sydney, pop culture references for the name Sydney and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sydney

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sydney, sorted by popularity.

Sidney / Sydnee / Sydni / Sydnie / Sedona / Sutton / Sedonia / Shatima / Sydnei / Sydne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201277
201165
201060
200948
200849
200737
200634
200530
200427
200325
200223
200123
200023
199923
199828
199735
199639
199543
199476
1993106
1992124
1991134
1990150
1989231
1988277
1987360
1986462
1985487
1984635
1983811
19821042
19811064
19801138
19791273
19781260
19772247
19761069
19751413
19743042
19732105
19721426
19711221
19701552
19691105
19681205
1967939
1966850
1965803
1964869
1963942
19621284
19611010
1960982
1959982
19581157
19571032
19561124
1955821
1954858
1953831
1952616
1951612
1950618
1949644
1948837
1947779
1946711
1945679
1944625
1943591
1942571
1941563
1940891
1939941
1938795
1937833
1936821
1935783
1934741
1933753
1932854
19311181
19252063
19231267
19191344
19181263
19141314

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota22
District of Columbia26
Minnesota38
Virginia52
Washington55
Montana57
North Carolina60
Missouri60
New Hampshire67
Maryland67
South Carolina68
Rhode Island69
Colorado70
Oregon70
Pennsylvania71
Iowa72
Georgia75
Indiana75
Vermont76
Kentucky76
Wyoming77
Kansas78
Wisconsin78
Louisiana80
North Dakota81
Massachusetts81
Michigan82
Tennessee83
West Virginia83
Alaska85
Ohio85
Utah87
Alabama88
Maine89
Connecticut95
Illinois96
New York97
New Jersey98
Arkansas99
Delaware102
California109
Mississippi109
Texas113
Florida113
Oklahoma118
Arizona119
Nebraska124
New Mexico127
Idaho128
Nevada152
Hawaii218

Even more about Sydney


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sydney a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sydney?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1999
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sydney
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 412
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +3,431

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