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Gender: Female Meaning of Sigourney: "daring king" Origin of Sigourney: French

The name Sigourney is a girl's name of French origin meaning "daring king". Sigourney and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

Actress Sigourney -- born Susan -- Weaver made this unusual name (which she found in The Great Gatsby) famous, if not popular.

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Famous People Named Sigourney

Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver, American actress
Lydia Sigourney (1791-1865), American poet

Pop Culture References for the name Sigourney

Mrs. Sigourney Howard, character in "The Great Gatsby"

Signe, Sigourny, Sigournie, Sigournee, Sigornee


burg123 Says:


why would you do this to your poor kid

indiefendi2 Says:


Sigourney is more distinctive for an actress. Susan is a dime a dozen. But yes Susan is a better name.

Zelliew Says:


I much prefer Susan

fuzzycub Says:


It makes me think of gore, gurneys, and cigarettes.