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pinWhat 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 6 variants: Sanda, Sandee, Sandie, Sandye, Sanndi and Zanda.

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sandi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sandi outside U.S.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandra, Sandy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sasha, Saundra, Sondra in U.S.

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

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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.