Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Sidra

Sidra is a somewhat obscure name without being too unfamiliar. It has four (yes four) potential etymologies, the most popular of which are Hebrew and/or Arabic. In the Hebrew sense, Sidra (סדרה) is related to the Hebrew word “seder” (סֵדֶר‎) meaning “order, sequence, arrangement” which happens to be the name of an “orderly” Jewish ritual celebrated on the first night of Passover. Furthermore, Sidra is the name of one of the reading portions of the Torah (traditionally read aloud on one of the Shabbats). From an Arabic perspective, Sidra (سدرہ) refers to the “lotus tree” which is highly symbolic to practitioners of Islam. The Sidrat al-Muntaha marks the celestial boundary between those who attain the highest place in heaven (prophets, angels) and Allah (the divine). Thirdly, Sidra is often connected to the Latin “sidereus” meaning “star-like” or “starry, astral”, not to mention Sitara (सितारा) is the Hindu word for “star”. Our final possible origin for the name Sidra is that it developed as an English form of the Spanish Isidra/Ysidra, derived from the Greek Isidoros (Ισιδωρος) meaning “gift of Isis” (Isis being an important Egyptian goddess). So there you have it. Four possible meanings from which to choose, all of which are quite appealing!

All About the Baby Name – Sidra

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME SIDRA

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME SIDRA

Sidra is a highly uncommon name. It has never been used with enough frequency in the United States to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list. In fact, only 21 baby girls were named Sidra in 2012 while five were called Sidrah (with an “h”). For parents looking for something unique, yet not altogether strange, Sidra is a name to consider. We love her motley crew of etymologies and her multi-ethnic background. This name has a lot going for it. It’s rarely used (and therefore unique); it’s pretty sounding and easy to spell; and it’s quite multifaceted.

Quick Facts

ON SIDRA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Arabic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

SID-dra

SIMPLE MEANING:

Order, sequence (Hebrew); Lotus tree (Arabic); Starry (Latin); Gift of Isis (Greek)

Characteristics

OF SIDRA

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Sidra

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME SIDRA

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Popular Songs

ON SIDRA

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Famous People

NAMED SIDRA

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Children of Famous People

NAMED SIDRA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME SIDRA

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