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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.