In Islam, 'Sayyid' (same etymology) is also a honorific title that is borne by the people who are descended from the Prophet Muhammad and his cousin and son-in-law Imam Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib). As such, this name is more or less comparable to Sharif in that regard.- (in English)
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Sayyid was given to 5 boys in America in 2014.
The Turkish forms of this name are Seyyid and Seyyit. [noted -ed]
My uncle's name is Saeid, which is a Iranian spelling of Sayyid.
Sayyid is the name of a character on the show "Lost," but it seems to me I've seen it spelled "Sayid."
The fact that you have seen it as a different spelling is probably because it has been translated from Arabic, which uses a different alphabet.

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