Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sidney Swings Both Ways
Master Sidney had a pretty good run from 1880 to 1924, a period when it ranged in popularity from 86 to 124. This relatively steady performance was followed by a long, slow decline until the late 1990s, at which point the bottom fell out.
Miss Sidney has experienced a meteoric rise and fall since 1990, rocketing from 922 to 258 in ten years but then going into a nose dive since then.
According to babynames.com, Sidney is a contraction of St. Denys.
There were no Sidneys, boys or girls, in the Warren Area High School class of 1968.
Popular baby names: Nancy (1880-2012). (11/17/2013
Madge: Off the chart even when she was an advertising icon. (11/16/2013)
Cindy: Not Always a Nickname for Cynthia (Since 1938). (11/15/2013)
Lizabeth: There's only one reason why this name made the list. (11/14/2013)
Paul and Paula: 1954 was their very best year together. (11/14/2013)
Bonnie and Clyde take a dive together. (11/13/2013)
Joseph demonstrates more staying power than Mary. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Elizabeth as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of William as a baby name. (11/12/2013)
The popularity of Thomas as a baby name. (11/11/2013)
Susan is losin' popularity. (11/11/2013)
The popularity of Robert as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of Denise as a baby name: 1926-2012. (11/10/2013)
The popularity of John as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of Sheila as a baby name: 1917-2002, 2003-2004. (11/9/2013)
The popularity of James as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Michael as a baby name: 1880-2012. (11/7/2013)
The popularity of Sherry as a baby name: 1926-1995. (11/7/2013)
Friends choose 15th and 16th most popular baby names for their unexpected twin boys. (11/3/2013)
Destiny Hope Cyrus's impact on popular baby names for girls. (10/15/2013)
There really was something about Mary. (9/22/2013)
"Gone With the Wind" and baby names. (11/27/2011)
The baby names list, 1900-1999. (5/11/2010)