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What does Sandra mean?

Sandra \s(a)-nd-ra, san-dra\ as a girls' 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.


Variations

Sandra has 23 variants: 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 on this name, see also related girl names Chrysantha, Deandra, Kassandra, Kendra, Shandra, Wysandra and Cassandra.

Sandra has 20 more different forms via Alessandra, Alexandra, Sondra: Alandra, Alejandra, Alixandra, Alyxandra, Anda, Dzana, Lisandra, Lissandra, Sande, Sandye, Sannie, Sasha, Shura, Sinisa, Xandra, Zahndra, Zanda, Zanndra, Zohndra and Zondra.


Popularity

Sandra is a very prominent first name for women (#16 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#49671 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sandra for girls. Sandra entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak rank of #6 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #800. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Alejandra (#446 a year ago), Alessandra (#299), Alexandra (#92), Cassandra (#516), Deandra, Kassandra (#683), Kendra (#259), Sandi, Sandy, Sasha (#569), Saundra and Sondra are the prominent varying forms of Sandra (#800 a year ago). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.5177%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3335%, down 35.6%), with versions like Kassandra, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra and Sondra falling out of style. The most fashionable names for newborns in this compilation are Alejandra (#446), Alessandra (#299), Alexandra (#92), Cassandra (#516) and Kendra (#259), with Alexandra enjoying a rekindling in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sandra and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alejandra, Alessandra, Alexandra, Cassandra, Deandra, Kassandra, Kendra, Sandi, 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, Kendra, Sandra outside U.S.


Similar Names

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

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