|Origin of name||The star Sirius|
Sirius Street was officially named and opened in 1929. It is named for the star Sirius, α Canis Majoris, the brightest star in the night sky. Nearby Regulus Street and Markab Street, named and opened by the same ordinance, also took the names of stars.
- "An ordinance approving Summer Hill Terrace Plan of Lots in the 26th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, laid out by Albert Knopp, accepting the dedication of Bobby way, Chelsea avenue, Faber street, Golf way, Irma street, Lilita way, Markab street, Nursery way, Omen way, Regulus street, Sirius street, Sylph way and Whiteoak way as shown thereon for public use for highway purposes, opening and naming the same, fixing the width and position of the sidewalks and roadway on Chelsea avenue, Faber street, Irma street, Markab street, Regulus street and Sirius street and establishing the grades of Bobby way, Chelsea avenue, Faber street, Golf way, Irma street, Lilita way, Markab street, Nursery way, Omen way, Regulus street, Sirius street, Sylph way and White Oak [sic] way." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1929, no. 7. Passed Jan. 14, 1929; approved Jan. 17, 1929. Ordinance Book 40, p. 646. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh for the year 1929, appendix, pp. 36–37, Kaufman Printing Co., Pittsburgh (Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1929). [view source] ordinance-1929-7
- Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 68. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source] regan