As a Sydney, versatility and creativity are hallmarks of your personality. You are social and friendly with a quick wit and lovely sense of humor. You seem to be able to get along well in just about any social situation, with your openness, honesty, and expressive nature.
You are on a mission to find a deeper meaning in life, and a great way to describe you is as a spiritual seeker. Even more, you are able to inspire others spiritually and you never hesitate to share the wisdom you have gained along the road. You use your sensitivity and ability to see all sides of an issue productively and patiently, giving you incredibly potential as a diplomat and peacemaker.
Of course, a life of spiritual seeking is not an easy one. As a result, you are never quite satisfied with where you are, and you are always looking for the next opportunity to expand your spiritual awareness. Just be careful not be overly influenced by emotion or those around you. Don’t overindulge you tendency to jump from place to place. Stay put for a little while and soak in all that one place and one situation have to offer!
The girls’ name Sydney actually starts with names of places in England with a combination of the Old English words “side” meaning “wide”, and “eg” meaning “island.” These place names evolved into the surname Sidney, which then began to be used as a first name in honor of an executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). The feminine form of Sydney is also the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named in 1788 for Thomas Townshend, the First Viscount Sydney.
The names Sidney and Sydey have been used as first names for boys in England since the 1700s and became significantly more popular in the 1800s. Sydney was used as a name for boys in the United States until the 1940s, when it fell out of use. In the 1980s, American parents rediscovered the name Sydney as a name for girls, and it has grown in popularity since then. It hit the Top 100 in 1994 and the Top 50 just one year later in 1995.
Famous Sydneys include both men and women bearers of the name, including Hollywood actor and director Sydney Pollack, actress Sydney Penny, and winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, Sydney Brenner. There are many celebs who also have loved the name Sydney for their own children (again both boys and girls), including novelist Charles Dickens, actor Sidney Poitier, notorious former football player O.J. Simpson, non-notorious former football player Boomer Esiason, and director and actor Charlie Chaplin.