What does Sandra mean?
Sandra /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.more]
How popular is Sandra?
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)
Alessandra (#299 a year ago), 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). Other variants, like Lisandra, are seldom used. These forms of Sandra were popular with parents in 1990 (median #504) and are somewhat less common today (#684, ▼36%). Alexandra is the longstanding favorite, although Alessandra seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Kassandra, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra and Sondra have become less contemporary. 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 Andra, Canda, Candia, Candra, Chandra▼, Danira, Diandra, Dyandra, Faydra, Jadra, Jaidra, Janora, Jaydra, Kanara, Kandra, Keandra, Kiandra, Kindra, Kyndra, Landra, Lanora, Leandra, Madra, Manda▼, Nadra, Nanda, Ondra, Pandora, Pandra, Randa, Sabra, Sada, Sadia, Sadira, Safira, Sagara, Sahara, Sahra, Saida, Saira, Sakura, Samara▲, Samira▼, Sana, Sancha, Sancia, Sandera, Sanna, Santa▼, Sanzia, Sara, Sarra, Sayda, Shanda▼, Shandea, Shanedra, Sidra, Sindia, Sindya, Sintra, Sondja, Sondya, Sonora, Synda, Syndia, Tiandra, Tundra, Vanda, Vanora, Vondra and Wanda▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandra.