The name Sydney originated as a variant spelling of the Old English surname Sidney. Meaning "wide island," early derivations of the word trace it back to the French language, where it served as a place-name for Saint Denis. Although the name can also be used for boys, it is quickly becoming a popular choice for girls in the United States.
Similar Names: Sidney, Cyndey, Sid
Famous Sydney Names: Sidney Poitier (actor), Sydney Greenstreet (actor)