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Gender: Female Meaning of Sydney: "Saint Denis" Origin of Sydney: French Sydney's Popularity in 2017: #146

The name Sydney is a girl's name of French origin meaning "Saint Denis". Sydney is ranked #146 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Australian Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

A couple of decades ago, nerdy boy Sidney morphed into a polished, poised, creative, elegant girl Sydney. Sydney's been on the rise since the nineties -- it was in the Top 25 from 1999 to 2003 -- but has recently dropped out of the Top 100.

Katharine Hepburn played a female Sidney in her first movie, A Bill of Divorcement and lately there have been women named Sydney all over the big and small screens, including Annette Bening in The American President, and on Alias, Parenthood and Hope and Faith. Actor Sidney Poitier named his daughter Sydney back in 1973,

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Famous People Named Sydney

Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, Irish novelist
Sydney Margaret Penny, American actress
Sydney Sierota, lead singer of American band Echosmith
Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer, Canadian-American soccer player
Sydney Laura Stevenson, English actress; daughter of actors Robert Lindsay and Diana Weston
Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress; daughter of actor Sidney Poitier
Sydney Jurldine Conway (b. 2011), daughter of boxer Laila Ali and NFL player Curtis Conway
Sydney Harada (b. 2005), daughter of tattoo artist and TV personality Yoji Harada

Pop Culture References for the name Sydney

Sydney Andrews, character on TV's "Melrose Place"
Sydney Bristow, character on TV's "Alias"
Sydney Sage, character from Richelle Mead's book series 'Bloodlines'
Sydney "Syd" Drew, the Pink Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers S.P.D."
Sydney Graham, character on TV's Parenthood
Sydney Fox, character on TV's "Relic Hunter"
Sydney Kells, main character on TV's "Sydney"
"Sydney White," 2007 film and its main character
Sydney Stanford, main character in Sarah Dessen's Saint Anything
Sydney Driscoll, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Sydney "Syd" Barrett, character on TV's "Legion"
Sydney, major city in Australia

Sydney's International Variations

Sidonia (Dutch) Tzidoni (Israeli) Sidaine, Sidonie (French)