What does Sandi mean?
Sandi [san-di] as a name for girls is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Sandi is "man's defender; shining upon man". Sandi is an alternate form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine transcription of Alexander. Sandi is also a derivative of Cassandra (Greek). Sandi is also used as a derivative of Sandra (English) and Sandy (Greek).
Sandi has 17 more related forms via Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandra, Sandy: Anda, Cassi, Kassi, Sahndra, Sande, Sandera, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sannie, Sasha, Saundra▼, Sondra▼, Xandra and Zandra.Creative forms:
(female) Sandisa, Sansi, ..
(male) Sanpio, Sanpir, .. Middle name pairings:
Sandi Caroline (S.C.), ..
How popular is Sandi?
Sandi is a very popular first name for females (#1162 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#59147 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name history of Sandi for girls. Sandi was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #556 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Alexandra (#101 a year ago), Cassandra (#511), Sasha (#542), Sandra (#831), Sandy (#1918), Sondra, Zandra, Saundra, Sandie, Cassi, Kassi and Sandee are the popular varying forms of Sandi. Other variants, like Xandra, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Sandi reached its apex during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 3%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 0.28%, down 90.7%), with forms like Sandy becoming somewhat dated.
Sandi▼ is pronounced similarly to Cinda, Cindi, Cindia, Cindie, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndia, Cyndie, Cyndy, Sindee, Sindi, Sindia, Sindie, Sindy, Sindya, Sondya, Synda, Syndee, Syndi, Syndia, Syndie, Syndy, Zandie, Zandy and Zenda. Other recommended names are Amandi, Andi▲, Brandi▼, Cadi, Candi, Kaandi, Kadi, Kandi, Kaydi, Khandi, Lindi, Lyndi, Mandi▼, Mindi, Randi▼, Rondi, Sachi, Sada, Sade▼, Sadia, Sadie▲, Saffi, Saida, Saidie, Salli, Sami, Sammi, San, Sana, Sancia, Sanna, Sanny, Santa, Sanzia, Sarai▲, Sari, Sayda, Saydie, Shadi, Shanda▼, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy, Shani, Shanti, Sonni, Sunni and Wendi▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sandi.See names in meaning and etymology.