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Name Root:
This name comes from an English surname. It is probably derived from an Anglo-Saxon place name (æt þǣre) “sīdan īege,” meaning “wide island.” Sidney became widely used as a given name in English speaking countries during the 19th-century, with much of its use in the United States, after the American Revolution, being due to admiration for Algernon Sidney as a martyr to royal tyranny. People with this given name born in the United States during the 19th century include Sidney Lanier, American musician, and poet (1842–1881) and Sidney Homer, classical composer (1864–1953).



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Popularity & Ranking

United States Ranking #2040

Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #864


New Age Curiosities

Numerological Values: #2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number: #2
Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning: Orange

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Notable People and Personalities

Sydney Allard (1910–1966), British Car Company Founder
Sydney Atkinson (1901–1977), South African Athlete
Sydney Barnes (1873–1967), English Cricketer
Sydney Brenner (born 1927), South African Biologist
Sydney Camm, (1893–1966), English Aeronautical Engineer
Sydney Chaplin (1885–1965), English Actor
Sydney Dacres (1805–1884), English Admiral
Sydney Earle Chaplin (1926–2009), American Actor
Sydney Fremantle (1867–1958), English Admiral
Sydney Greenstreet (1879–1954), English Actor
Sydney Grundy (1848–1914), English Dramatist
Sydney Gun-munro (1916–2007), Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Politician
Sydney Horler (1888–1954), British Novelist
Sydney J. Harris (1917–1986), American Journalist
Sydney J. Van Scyoc (born 1939), American Science Fiction Writer
Sydney Jacobson (1908–1988), British Journalist
Sydney Kentridge (born 1922), South African Lawyer And Judge
Sydney Lamb (born 1929), American Linguist
Sydney Laurence (1865–1940), American Painter
Sydney Mufamadi (born 1959), South African Politician
Sydney Newman (1917–1997), Canadian Film And Television Producer
Sydney Parkinson (1745–1771), Scottish Illustrator
Sydney Penny (born 1971), American Actress
Sydney Poitier (born 1973), American Actor
Sydney Pollack (1934–2008), American Film Actor
Sydney Possuelo (born 1940), Brazilian Explorer And Ethnographer
Sydney Ringer (1836–1910), British Pharmacologist
Sydney Schanberg (born 1934), American Journalist
Sydney Sekeramayi (born 1944), Zimbabwean Politician
Sydney Shoemaker (born 1931), American Philosopher
Sydney Silverman (1895–1968), British Politician
Sydney Skaife (1889–1976), South African Entomologist
Sydney Smirke (1798–1877), English Architect
Sydney Smith (1771–1845), English Writer
Sydney Taylor (1904–1978), American Author