"Saint Denis"

Sidney Origin and Meaning

The name Sidney is a girl's name of French origin meaning "Saint Denis".

While Sidney in this spelling has a long history as a girls' name, it fell off the Top 1000 from the early 50s until 1990. Then it reemerged as one of the newly chic androgynous names for girls, rising into the Top 300 before falling off the Top 1000 list again in 2016. Sydney is now the more fashionable form.

# 999 in the US

Sidney Rank in US Top 1000

# 2020 on Nameberry

Sidney Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sidney Popularity

Famous People Named Sidney

  • Sidney Robyn Danae BushAmerican actress; twin sister Lindsay Bush
  • Sidney SartiniAmerican singer from band Bahari
  • Sidney Aoibheann McCauley (b. 2015)daughter of American singer,songwriter Vanessa Carlton

Sidney in Pop Culture

  • Sidney Prescott from Scream
  • Sidney Bloomfrom movie "The Pregnancy Pact" played by Thora Birch