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Dictionary Definition

Sidney n : English poet (1554-1586) [syn: Sir Philip Sidney]

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Alternative spellings


A habitational surname derived from a place Saint-Denis in France ( see Dennis), and from a place in Surrey, Old English sīdan "wide" + ēg "river island".


  • sĭd'ni, /ˈsɪdni/, /"sIdni/


Proper noun

Sidney (plural Sidneys)
  1. A surname.
  2. A given name, transferred use of the surname since the eighteenth century; diminutive Sid
  3. A given name, twentieth century usage, more often in the form Sydney.


Extensive Definition

For the origin and usage of the name Sidney, see Sidney (name origin)
Sidney may refer to:


Surname: See Sidney (surname)
First name:


Sidney in German: Sidney
Sidney in Spanish: Sidney
Sidney in French: Sidney
Sidney in Galician: Sidney
Sidney in Italian: Sidney
Sidney in Portuguese: Sidney
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