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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SID-nee
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Meaning & History

Originally derived from various place names in England meaning "wide island", from Old English sid "wide" and eg "island". Another theory holds that it comes from the name of a town in Normandy called "Saint DENIS", though evidence for this is lacking.

Related Names

VariantSydney
Given Name DescendantSidney(English)
Place Name DescendantSydney(English)
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