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ˈsɪd nisid·ney

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sidney, Sir Philip Sidneynoun

    English poet (1554-1586)


  1. Sidneynoun

    An English habitational surname from Old English sīdan īeġe.

  2. Sidneynoun

    A male or female given name transferred from the surname.

  3. Sidneynoun

    A locale in Canada. A town in British Columbia; named for nearby Sidney Island, itself for Royal Navy hydrographer Frederick W. Sidney. An unincorporated community in Manitoba.

  4. Sidneynoun

    A locale in the United States. A city, the county seat of Fremont County, Iowa; named for Sidney, Ohio. A city, the county seat of Richland County, Montana; named for Sidney Walters, a 6-year-old early settler. A city, the county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska; named for railroad executive Sidney Dillon. A city, the county seat of Shelby County, Ohio; named for English poet Philip Sidney. A town in Arkansas. A town in Indiana. A town in Maine; named for Philip Sidney. A town in New York, and a village within the town; named for British naval officer Sidney Smith. A village in Illinois. An unincorporated community in Kentucky. An unincorporated community in Missouri. An unincorporated community in New Jersey. An unincorporated community in Texas. An unincorporated community in West Virginia. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.


  1. sidney

    Sidney can have few different meanings. Normally, it is a unisex name of English origin meaning "wide meadow". Additionally, Sidney is also the name of various places, including the most populous city in Australia (Sydney) - although the city name's spelling differs slightly. In literature, Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, remembered as one of the most prominent literary figures of the Elizabethan age.


  1. Sidney

    Sidney is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,757 at the 2010 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sidney

    or Sydney, Algernon, a noted politician and soldier of extreme republican views, second son of Robert, second Earl of Leicester; first came into public notice in 1641-1642 by his gallant conduct as leader of a troop of horse in the Irish Rebellion; came over to England in 1643, joined the Parliamentarians, rose to a colonelcy and command of a regiment in 1645; was subsequently governor of Dublin and of Dover (1647), entered Parliament (1646), and although appointed one of the commissioners to try Charles I., absented himself from the proceedings, but afterwards approved of the execution; withdrew from politics during Cromwell's Protectorate, but on the reinstating of the Long Parliament (1659) became a member of the Council of State; was on a diplomatic mission to Denmark when the Restoration took place, and till his pardon in 1677 led a wandering life on the Continent; intrigued with Louis XIV. against Charles II., assisted William Penn in drawing up the republican constitution of Pennsylvania, was on trumped-up evidence tried for complicity in the Rye House Plot and summarily sentenced to death by Judge Jeffreys, the injustice of his execution being evidenced by the reversal of his attainder in 1689 (1622-1683).

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sidney is ranked #13578 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sidney surname appeared 2,233 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Sidney.

    60.2% or 1,346 total occurrences were Black.
    32.3% or 722 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 53 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Disney

  2. diynes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sidney in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sidney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Sidney in a Sentence

  1. Dan Gainor:

    Bringing ‘ The Cosby Show ’ to Bounce might do well in the ratings, at least for a little while, but is The Cosby Show ' worth the loss of sponsors who ’ll flee the network because Bill Cosby don’t want Bill Cosby brand to be associated with a company that profits from the ‘ humor ’ of a serial rapist ? media Research Center's easy to forget now, but Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier were among the first black actors who gained widespread acceptance.

  2. Lin Wood:

    I do not specifically recall being asked about the Michigan complaint, but I generally indicated to Sidney Powell... I would be willing and available to help her, my skills apparently were never needed, so I didn't have any involvement.

  3. Melania Trump.Stephanie Grisham:

    I have a feeling the 1/6 crowd might be working in the White House in 2024. Or the Sidney Powells or the Rudy Giulianis.

  4. Ron Hosko:

    Because of the proximity to Sidney Blumenthal and the activity involving Hillary’s emails, [the timing] seems to be something beyond curious.

  5. Paul Walton:

    We want everyone in the next 24 states to know that Sidney is on his way, he's going to accomplish this mission like he always has all of his life.

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