To me, Sidney is more masculine, Sydney more feminine.
MythicalCreature  4/27/2021
It’s cool, to me this is a girl name.
Inxpect  11/10/2020
I think it’s really cute and the nickname Sid is cool.
saturnbrat  5/8/2020
I think the "Sid" part makes it look masculine enough for a boy. It's okay on a girl.
someone-  4/20/2020
Very pretty and the nickname Sid is cute :)
― Anonymous User  3/1/2020
I only knew girls with this name.
Luvbug86  4/7/2019
In 2018, 60 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sidney who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 837th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
I love this name for a boy because of Sidney Carter from the BBC TV show Father Brown.
MC Parker  12/12/2017
A character from Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold!" has this name, but he always goes by Sid.
hazed-pastel  7/25/2017
Sidney Cooke is an English convicted child molester and suspected serial killer serving two life sentences. Nicknamed Hissing Sid, he was described by The Guardian newspaper in 1999 as "Britain's most notorious paedophile".
cutenose  5/26/2017
Sidney Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Crosby was drafted first overall by the Penguins out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). During his two-year major junior career with the Rimouski Océanic, he earned back-to-back CHL Player of the Year awards and led his club to the 2005 Memorial Cup final. Nicknamed "The Next One", he was one of the most highly regarded draft picks in hockey history, leading many to refer to the 2005 Draft Lottery as the "Sidney Crosby Sweepstakes".
lilolaf  1/25/2017
I like this for a boy and Sydney for a girl.
Eileen1209864  6/25/2016
The name Sidney was given to 179 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Sidney & Avery are two unisex names I actually like on both genders/sexes; I kinda waver back and forth as to which, if either, I prefer them on!
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  7/19/2015
This is my son's name. A lot of people mistake his name for a girls' till I say no, my son. He really mainly goes by Sid. He loves his name and that's all that matters.
dreadedmom  7/7/2014
This name is all boy to me, there is nothing feminine about it at all. My opinion is swayed by the fact my grandfather is called Sidney and by Sidney Crosby.
CecilyParsley  10/4/2013
This should really be left as a last name. It doesn't sound good for either gender.
citylights  8/12/2013
I actually prefer this as a boy's name, although that's probably only because it was originally a boy's name and Sydney has only been recently used. Sidney as a girl's name isn't that bad though, at least it's not a city and has some history. Bottom line, I like the sound of the name, but I only like this spelling (for a boy or a girl). The nickname "Sid" just sounds nerdy and a little stuffy to me though.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
I CANNOT see this as a girl's name. It was the name of my grandpa and he was very trustworthy, kind, and heroic. However, I can sort of see Sydney as a girl's name with that spelling.
Christina Rose  4/16/2011
For girls, this name is so bland and ceases to look "cool" and "edgy" after the age of 19. I really don't like it. Can't say I like it for a guy either, but it's my dad's middle name so I respect it.
Chrila96  11/13/2010
This always seemed like a girl name to me until Sidney Crosby came along. And he's just so athletic (and handsome) that I'm actually starting to like it more as a boy name. Go figure.
meggsxx3  5/5/2009
I go to school with a boy named Sidney. He goes by Sid and hates his full name because the name is more often being used on girls. He is also made fun of mercilessly when teachers call out his name for attendance and say 'Sidney' instead of 'Sid.' To me, the name Sidney looks and sounds masculine, not feminine at all. The name Sydney looks more feminine, but still has a very masculine sound, and is becoming popular. If parents are considering naming their boy Sidney, be prepared for him to complain about having girls named Sydney in his class and being mistaken for a girl when his name is called.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2008
To me, Sidney is male, Sydney is female.
CharlieRob  10/7/2007
Sidney, spelt with the i, was the character in the famous Scream trilogy, portrayed by Neve Campbell.
nothingshortoftragic  8/16/2007
Sidney´s pet forms are Sid, Siddy, Sida, Sido.
Karcoolka  3/19/2007
A famous bearer of this name is the Pittsburgh Penguins center, #87, Sidney Crosby.
Radoslava_F  2/1/2007
I love Sidney! The name is completely masculine for me. =)
Wordsmith  12/22/2006
Baron Giorgio Sidney Sonnino (March 11, 1847 – November 24, 1922) was an Italian politician.

Sonnino was born in Pisa to an Italian father of Jewish heritage and a Welsh mother. He was raised as a Protestant. In 1878, he started a newspaper (La Rassegna Settimanale), which changed from weekly economical reviews to daily political issues. In 1893, after working in several governmental positions, he became finance minister of Italy. He worked in the opposition after the fall of his party from power as a result of the lost Battle of Adwa. He served several times briefly as Prime Minister, in 1906 and again from 1909 to 1910.

After the events in 1914, Sonnino was initially supportive to the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary, but after becoming foreign minister in November 1914, he sided with the Allied forces, and signed the Treaty of London in 1915. Italy consequently declared war on Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915.

When his territorial ambitions towards Austria-Hungary were shattered during the Paris Peace Conference, his party lost power again, and Sonnino retired from politics.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ['pwɑtiˌeɪ]) (born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian American Academy Award-winning actor (film and stage), film director, and activist. He has been hailed as a breakthrough star thanks to acclaimed performances, which, by consciously defying racial stereotyping, gave a new dramatic credibility for black actors to mainstream film audiences in the Western world.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
This name seems very masculine. I also know someone who named their dog Sidney.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Famous bearer is Sidney Sheldon, an American novelist.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Sidney Bristow is the heroine of the T.V. show "Alias."
breakofday  12/16/2005
Famous bearers include:
Sidney Potier, actor
Sid Vicious, of the Sex Pistols
Sid from Toy Story the psycho kid who blew up toys and reconstructed their parts.
Also, spelled Sydney:
Sydney, Australia
and Sydney, the heroine in the "Scream" trilogy.
Emma2323  12/13/2005
Famous bearer is actress Sidney Greenbush (born Sidney Robin Danae, called Robin in real life, later changed to Robyn).
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005

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