Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SID-nee  [key·IPA]

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

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


Entry updated July 27, 2015