What does Sandi mean?
Sandi /san-di/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Sanmi, Sanri, Sansi. [more]
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 popularity of Sandi for girls. Sandi was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #617 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Alexandra (#92 a year ago), Cassandra (#516), Sasha (#569), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Saundra and Sandy are the popular varying forms of Sandi. Variants like Sanndi are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5524%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2529%, down 54.2%), with the forms Sandra, Sandy, Sandi, Saundra and Sondra becoming somewhat dated. Alexandra (#92), Cassandra (#516) and Sasha (#569) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, with Alexandra enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sandi and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Sandi▼ is pronounced similarly to Cindi▼, Cyndi, Sindi, Sindia, Sindie, Sindy, Synda, Syndi, Syndia, Syndie, Syndy, Zandie and Zandy. Other recommended similar baby names are Candi▼, Kandi, Mandi▼, Randi▼, Santa▼, Shanda▼, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy and Shanti. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sandi.