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Meaning and name origin

Sandra \s(a)-nd-ra, san-dra\ as a girl's name is pronounced SAN-drah, SAHN-drah. It is of English origin. Short form of Alexandra (Greek) "man's defender" via Alessandra (Italian). Comedienne Sandra Bernhard; actresses Sandrine Bonnaire, Sondra Locke, Sandra Dee, Sandra Bullock; Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


Sandra has 23 variant forms: Sahndra, Sanda, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandreea, Sandrella, Sandrelle, Sandretta, Sandrette, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sandy, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sauhndra, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra, Sonndra, Wysandria and Zandra.

For more information, see also related girl names Chrysantha, Deandra, Kassandra, Kendra, Shandra, Wysandra and Cassandra.


Sandra is a very popular first name for females (#16 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29717 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sandra for girls. Sandra reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sandra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Kendra (#259), Alessandra (#299), Cassandra (#516), Kassandra (#683), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Saundra, Sandi, Deandra and Sandy. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alessandra, Alexandra, Cassandra, Deandra, Kassandra, Kendra, Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra, Sondra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sandra is also pronounced similarly to Cyndra, Xandra, Xandria, Zahndra, Zanndra and Zondra. Other suggested similar baby names are Candra, Kandra, Landra, Pandra, Sandera, Shanedra and Sintra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandra.