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Sydney

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Meaning: Feminine of Sidney

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  • Records indicate that 152,690 girls in the United States have been named Sydney since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 10,238 people in the U.S. were given the name Sydney. Those people are now 20 years old.

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    Comments about the name Sydney

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      48 Positive Comments

  • "I?m Sydney Beth and I love my name, though I know some people named Sydney I think it?s unique. It does get annoying sometimes when people say Cindy but the nicknames are nice and funny so... over all I love my name!" May. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Raquel & I'm 24 . I used to hate my name when I was younger but by the time I got to high school I loved it ! Nicknames included Syd, squid, squidney, Syddi or cindy (for kids mainly) & a few other . I always have to say "sydney, like sydney austrailia" so people know how to pronounce it . All in all I love my name . It's very unique & I've not met alot of others (:" Apr. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Sydnee Brooke. I have always loved that name. Her nickname is Cindal. I thought about naming her Cindal after the cute little blonde girl from the Ewok movie" Feb. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney and I'm 14. I have a love hate relationship with my name. Part of me likes the uniqueness but another part of me hates it. I really really hate it when people call me Syd or spell my name with an I instead of a y. I know two Sydneys. One is a nice girl I met at a summer camp. The other is an obnoxious boy that's 3 years younger than me. I also hate it when people pronounce my name Cindy. It's annoying. It makes me feel bad when people say it's too masculine for a girl or that they feel bad for me because my name is a city. I like how the way the name looks when it's spelled with a y. Overall, the name is okay, but if you are planning to name your children this, prepare to have your child be bombarded with: books that use Sydney as a boy name, annoying nicknames, people trying to say it's a city name not a girls name, misspellings, and people saying it's too masculine and should only be a boy's name." Dec. 11, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Sydney Olivia, which I think is very graceful and feminine and flows really well. Most people call me Syd, Squidney, and Miss Sydney, but I've had a few people call me So every once in a while, which I really like, but then people assume my name is Sophia! Hahaha. I love my name, and I've only known a handful of other people with th name. Some people call me Cindy or Shelby on accident, but it's gotten a lot better over the years, and people have gotten creative with the Australian brand nicknames (Melbourne, Aussie, etc.). Sydney Olivia has got to be my favorite combination of any middle name with Sydney because of how elegant it sounds. Love my name!" Jan. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Sydney Susan, 15 and my friends made the funniest nicknames like Sydno and Sydo. My dad still calls my siddy-sue which doesn't bother me anymore. My names really rare where I'm from so I really love my name." Aug. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! Kids call me Syd most of get time or Aussie (Aus) for he Australian city if they're creative! ;) I don't have a lot of mispronounciations with Sydney to Cindy but it does happen. I also got called Sissy once by my French teacher by mistake. I think it's a great name and it's pretty much... Awesome." Jun. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Ann and I'm 59 years old. I read that the name went away during the 40's but I was named in 1955. I love my name now, but did not enjoy it as a child. Everyone was Debbie, Cathy, Karen, etc." May. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Mercedes. I really like my name. My nicknames are Sadie and syd. My parents call me Roo (because of kangaroos from Sydney, Ausie.)" Apr. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Sydney Mercedes. In till the past year or so, I had never met anyone else named Sydney. I think it is an awesome name and its not overused. most people call me Syd, or skittles. I think that the name Sydney, no matter how its spelled has become more of a girl name. I have never met a guy named Sydney... but I'm sure there are a couple guys named that out there. <3" Nov. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney-Rose and I'm 16. Everyone over the age of 30 always say how beautiful my name is but my nickname in school since I was 11 was skid. Which now has become a term of endearment but used to really annoy me." Jul. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "There was a girl on my mom's volleyball team named Sydney and my mom and dad liked the name Sydney. I have met three Sydney's so far. My friend Doc spelled it Sidney until I told him how to spell it right." Mar. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydny people think its a very rare name and im pretty sure there has to be at least one person that spells their name like i do" Dec. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is "Sydni Hicks"... and i love the way i spell it because i think its different and very cute....and i havent met anyone else that spells it like mine but i know there out there. It would be awesome to meet u too :)." Apr. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sydney alexandria. im 14. i have two middle names (alexandria & rose) i LOVE my name. but i dont like the spelling as much, i lvoe the way sydney is spelt like 'sydnye or sydnee' sometimes i like to experiment with the ways to spell my name differently. at school i write my name as sydney but sometimes like if i get a birthday card or my friends are writing my name they'll spell it the ways i like it. i like my name alot because there are many ways to spell it & plus it's very versatile & if you add a pretty middle name this name is very fancy and beautiful!" Feb. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names sydnie nancy! but I just go by sydnie, I'm 15 and I like my name because it's different and the way my parents spelled it is pretty cool. my friends call me syd, syd the kid, syddy, sydnerd an alot of other things, lol younger kids pronounce it wrong and say it like Cindy, but it's ok. my main nickname though is syd, everyone calls me that" Feb. 12, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Sydney Ann(: All my friends call me Squid or Squidney alot of people call me Syndie and it bothers me soo much!!! I always so no its sydney and they say i know i said syndie!!!" Jun. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our three year old daughter's name is Sydney Lynn. Such a feminine, pretty name. My only hesitation lies in a study I once read that stated that women with a first name ending in an "eee" sound make less money than other women with a harder ending sound, like Jennifer for instance. Anyway, I still love the name, of course!" Dec. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Sydnee! Im currently 19 and i still have friends that call me "Syd the kyd" ," syd miceter", "syd bid" or even syd. HAHA love them...once i had a teacher that never called me sydnee but "syd the kangaroo from Australia" and whenever he saw me he jumped as a kangaroo.. Love my name it matches my bubbly personality." Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydnee Jo! I love my name because its a unique way of spelling it. I have tons of nicknames but my most come would have to be plan Syd...I wouldn't ask for a different name." Nov. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Anne! Most of my teachers spell my name as Sidney though. And it gets on my LAST nerve! and when were in a crowded place, people mistake my name as Cindy. AGHH. It annoys me. I don't really like my name. But oh well! Oh, my middle name is pronounced Ann, and i'm 13, in the eighth grade. Haaa, i'm actually at school right now, in 4th period. Tech with Mr. Hiatt. Lol." Sep. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sidnie and im a girl, my parent origanally wanted to name me Allison but they like the name Sidnie better. They wanted something different though with the spelling. So that is how they got Sidnie, i personally like my name, a lot of my friends call me Sid. I think my name is the best of all Sidnie Nicole!" Aug. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sydney Catherine is my name and I LOVE IT !(: Im thirteen, and have so many nicknames, Syddierz, Sadney, Scooby, Seven, and sooo much more. I just love hearing my name(:" Jun. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Chase. I love it. (: I have over 60 nicknames -- haha! Most of them relate to my name. Syd, Syd the Kid, Syd the Squid, Sydward, Squidney, Sydney the Kidney...so many! And some don't relate to my name at all, like Blueberry or Aerosmith. Hahaha. Anyway, I really love my name and hardly anyone misspells it (though I get the occasional 'Cindy') and I think its a great name for a little girl. As of now Im 14!" Apr. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm changing my name to Sydney. Currently my name is Heather and I'm in my 40s. The name Heather is too fluffy for me so I'm switching to the female version of my late grandfather's name. I love this name because it evokes in me a quiet strength I found in my grandfather" Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney, and I am 15... I love the name :) I have heard of 2 other Sydneys in my school district. My name is often heard as Cindy, but it's close enough, whatever. Usually people spell and pronounce it correctly though :)" Jan. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name Is Sydnee. Alot of people spell it sydney or sindey some even says it sidney. It's getting really annyoning. But, I love my name cause it's different of how you spell the other Sydney... Some people(hardley anyone Only five) Call me Austrllia. Oh and the other reason i hate my name is because when i want to find something that has my name on it it's usally spelled sindey sydney never sydnee. And it also fits cause sydnee mean field of meadow" Dec. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 12 and my name is Sydney. I remember I use to hate my name when I was six but now I love it. The only reason I hated it was that the kids in my class kept calling me Cindy. Oh, and my cousin calls me Syd the Kid and I hate that too. But I wish someone would call me Australia. That's a cool nickname I've never heard of for my name. Oh, and I also knew this little girl with my name, and her mom called her Nee Nee. It was so cute!" Dec. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Sydney. When I was in kindergarden, the other kids couldn't speak the best. So all I ever herd was "Cindy, Cindy" Then theres learning about places in the world. We were listening to a song that went miety miety.... then The words "Miety Miety Sydney" then people all asume you have been to sydney austrailia! It's kind of cool. to this day, teachers who have seen me for years say "is this how you spell your name?" But it is cool having the name sydney, I knew other people had the same name, just not this many." Nov. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am pregnant with 2nd daughter and plan to name her Sydnee. I think the name is so cute for a little girl but will also grow with her into adulthood. Not sure of middle name yet so if any suggestions, that would be great!" Sep. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our Sydney age 10 also gets called Syd and my mother is the worst about it, I didn't name her SYD...lol just my pet peve..I love the name and she does too. It is a little confusing at some few and far between family things when her aunt CINDY is there...shew that is a tongue twister" Jul. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Sydney and I really want to call my daughter that. Only problem is I live in Sydney, Australia! I can already imagine the jokes - "Have you been in Sydney?". Anyway - good to read some feelback from Sydney's as I have never met one to be able to ask if they like their name." Apr. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I only have a pet rabbit named Sydney. I adore this name so much and simeday when I grow up I would love to name my daughter this! It is a very cute name!!! Great choice for anyone who has choosen it!!!" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney. I've found it to be a very unique name. In fact I have never met another Sydney in the flesh until this year (senior year of high school) a freshman came along with the same name as me, spelling and everything. So, out of 2300 students, 2 are named Sydney. xD" Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Leilah i love my name because Sydney was random but the leilah is another spelling for the eric clapton song. Leilah is also a middle eastern name." Aug. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "ya know what? i resent that comment about being a brat." Apr. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is sydney, and i'm not a brat, but i hate you all anyways. kbyee<33" Jan. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Sydney and when I was growing up I never knew another Sydney...Now they're EVERYWHERE and it's quite annoying now I know how it feels for people named Sarah or Birtney or another really common name" Sep. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Sydney. I like because it isn't the most popular name, but probably one of the most annoying things is when people call you 'Cindy'. Also, because of the city, you can get some interesting nicknames, which can get pretty annoying." May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name a lot, but sometimes guys call me "Cindy" to annoy me." Apr. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a beautiful name, it's so pretty. Anyways, my name is Jessica(way too common).Sydney is such a pretty name, not over used like my name,but still popular without being weird or too unique." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a Syyd, but it comes close, and its a fantastic name..!" Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Sydney. What a beautiful name. Sometimes people think I am saying Cindy and that is rather annoying. We usually call her Syd." Aug. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its a beautiful name and really spiritual, however people might confuse it with 'sidney' the old mans name which isnt very feminine to say the least! but sydney is where im from in australia and i wouldnt mind being named after my gorgeous atractive city xx" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's hard sometimes for people to know how to spell it and usually they think its Cindy so it can be annoying but i like my name and you always can just say like Sydney Australia" Feb. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a cousin named Sydney. Some people when I talk about her and say her name ask if she's a boy or a girl, though. I like the name." Aug. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name! I don't know anyone else who has it which is great, no one confuses me with anyone else. There are way too many Jessica's and Brittany's in this world, we need more Sydney's!" Aug. 11, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our oldest daughter is named Sydney. She's 12 and really likes her name. So do we." Jun. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "my name is cydney and dislike this name -_- iv actually always hated it you cant get personalized things with the name on it unless you order it people automaticly ask if your named after sydney australia ugh or people think i said cindy" Sep. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney and I love it!! I'd never ever change it!!!" Aug. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      30 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is actually spelled Sydnee so i have no comments." May. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mi nombre es sydney. Me encanta mi nombre! Me encanta mi seudonimo syd. Tambien me gusta que me llamen sydney australia." Apr. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney and I always introduce myself as "Sydney like Austraila" bc no one knows how to pronounce it correctly!" Mar. 1, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Tyler. I used to hate my middle name because I knew three Tylers already and they were all boys. I'm 13 now and I really appreciate the creativeness of it! It was a bit annoying when people called me Cindy or Syd. It was especially irritating to my father, who would tell people that called me Syd, "If it doesn't say it on the birth certificate, don't call her that!" A few years ago people started calling me Syd the Science Kid. That used to make me really mad. It was a little show on Disney. I'm able to call myself a straight-A student, so I understand why they call me that, but I hate science and I hate that nickname. If any of you name your kids Sydney (or however you choose to spell it), make sure to make sure it's okay that people call them nicknames like this so that they won't become stuck with it or get irritated by it. :)" Apr. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Cydney Sheridan, Cyd for short. We love it. I loved it with the C, though she too gets calld Cindy often." Jan. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Victoria and I am 16. I really like my name but hate that there are never any cool nicknames for it. All I get called is Syd, which I like but others came up with Sydie, Syd the Squid, Syd the kid and I hate those. I have met two other girls with the name Sydney and both are younger but one of them is spelled Sydne instead of Sydney. My name gets spelled Sidney a lot which gets annoying. And many people pronounce my name Cindy which gets kind of annoying as we'll. other than those minor cons to the name I love it. And I don't think that I would want to change it." Oct. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney Lauren and i absolutely love it<3 its feminine and it flows:)" Sep. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mates called sydney irving but we call her kidney irving lol" Mar. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friends name is Sydney Anne.she goes by syd sometimes. some people call us squidney and anna banana, which is funny but a little annoying. I am starting to call her sydie though! She never gets cindy and we both don't like the name sidney for boys. I actually know of 4 sydneys and 1 sydnee. They are 11-13 years old. I don't LOVE the name but i think it's okay" Mar. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I loveee the name Sydney for girls but for guys nooooooo. for guys it reminds me of some wimpy nerd. It is nottt Masculine and i would never name my my SON it. not even Sindey!" Jan. 23, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydni Scott and I love it. I love that it is spelt different than most others" Dec. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sydney, i am 12. i was supposed to be olivia, but my dad wanted to name me after his grandfather. i wish they would have just named me sydney-olivia! it sounds so much better. people always pronounce it cindy and it drives me crazy! people also call me syd the kid, sydney beans, siddy(city), sydney the kidney, kidney beans, and syd. i hate all of my nicknames!" Apr. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Sydney Danielle and i know of 2 girls named sydney. one is Sydney and one is Sidney, both girls. i used to not like my name at all, but now i think its a really pretty name. i do think that Sydney is a prettier name for a girl than sidney that just seems like the "boy" version. pretty much everyone calls me syd but i kinda like it i like it better than sydney" Mar. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Sydney Mackenzie... Personally, i don't like 'Sydney' that much, but i LOVE Mackenzie. I hate it when people sall me 'Syd" or spell my name wrong (usually, people spell it 'Sidney') Oh well.... I"m stuck with it..." Jan. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my best friend is named sydney we call her Syd shes awsome" Dec. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Sydney Alyse... but i have always been called Syd; by everyone. And BTW, I hate it when people spell it "Sidney", that's how you spell it the boy way! Anyway, I only have one other Sydney I've ever met. She goes to my school and is a year younger than me. A lot of my frineds like my name. I actually know a few that would want to name their daughters Sydney. ;)" Nov. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney, and my nickame is Syd teachers even call me Syd, and I like it, I have other nicknames too that friends have made up like "Sid the kid". Though people always spell my name with an "I" even though I am a girl I spell it with a "Y". I am seventeen and I have met a younger girl named Sydney, and I have heard the name is popular now, it wasn't when I was little." Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sydney, and everyone always calls me Syd, or Cindy, or Austraillia, and its really annoying. I actually do know three girls named Sydney as well, but one of them spells it like this "Sydnee" so its a little different. I just like that I'm always just known as Sydney, unlike the other Matt B, or Sammy D, or whatever. Its not that common, so its good." Jun. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "That is my little girl's name. We spent months deciding on her name and couldn't find a better one out there. We jsut ADORE the name and used Mia for her middle name, I can't think of a prettier name than Sydney Mia!!" Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter's name is Sydney too and i have the same problem with people calling her cindy -her own father was callin her that when we first came home from the hospital.Oh and my Sydney is a brat too i thought i was the only one." Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We'd like to name our daughter Sydney. I want a unique spelling like S-y-d-n-e." Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sydney is my name! I like my name. lol (laugh out loud) ııSydneyıı" Dec. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most girls with the first name "Sydney" are really brats. They are not very nice. But I do know a couple that are actually quite nice." Dec. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Sydney, and I never thought that I could have one friend who is just THE best friend. It's great having her as my friend. And the name is just so simple, yet pretty." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know smeone who is not very nice named Sydney But i really like the name!" Nov. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 37 yrs. old and I have never liked my name. Growing up I was always the only Sydney anywhere. I've only met 1 other Sydney. It is an old man's name.And people don't know how to spell it, they always spell it w/ an "i". Everybody calls me Syd. The only nickname I've ever like was from a male friend who calls me "Australia"" May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Sydney and ppls try to call her cindy but then i explain that its Sydney as in australia to go with my son Austin texes, lol." Jan. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "IDon't Now any1 called Sydney But I Like the name I think!!" Dec. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Sydney, I cant think of a more beautiful name for a beautiful& intelligent girl." Sep. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I say my daughter Sydney's name, people think I am saying "Cindy."" Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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