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What does Sande mean?

Sande Pronunciation of Sande [sande] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the name Sande means "man's defender; shining upon man". Sande is a variant form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine version of Alexander. Sande is also a derivative of Cassandra (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender, shining (light).


19 alternative forms via Alexandra, Cassandra: Anda, Casie, Sanda, Sandee, Sandera, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra, Sandrine, Sandy, Sandye, Sanndra, Sannie, Sasha, Saundra, Sondra, Xandra, Zanda and Zandra.

Creative forms:
(female) Sando, Sanse, ..

(male) Sanan, Sanver, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sande Bella (S.B.), ..

How popular is Sande?

Sande is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#18775 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Sande (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Alexandra (#101 from current records), Casie, Cassandra (#511), Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra (#831), Sandy (#1918), Sasha (#542), Saundra, Sondra and Zandra. Other variants, like Sanda, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Sande was at its most widespread during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 3%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3%, 91% less), with versions such as Sandy becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Casie, Cassandra, Sandee, Sandi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandie, Sandra, Sandy, Sasha, Saundra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Amande, Ande, Brande, Cade, Hinde, Jade, Jaide, Jayde, Kade, Kayde, Lynde, Maude, Mayde, Sable, Sada, Sade, Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Sage, Saida, Saidee, Saidey, Saidie, Saige, Salinde, San, Sana, Sanna, Sanndi (see Sandy), Sanny, Santa, Sarie, Sayda, Saydie, Sayge, Shade, Shanae, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandee, Shandel, Shandey, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy, Shane, Shanee, Shanie, Shante, Sharde, Sindee, Sindi, Sindie, Sindy, Sine, Sonje, Stanze, Synda, Syndee, Syndi, Syndie, Syndy and Ysande. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sande.

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