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.Creative forms:
(female) Sadra, Satdra, ..
(male) Sandia, .. Middle name pairings:
Sandra Heaven (S.H.), ..
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)
Sandra entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #6 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #831. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Alessandra (#276 a year ago), Alexandra (#101), Cassandra (#511), Deandra, Kassandra (#759), Kendra (#342), Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandy (#1918), Sasha (#542), Saundra, Shandra, Sondra and Zandra are the prominent varying forms of Sandra (#831 a year ago). Other variants, like Lisandra, are seldom used. These forms of Sandra were popular with parents during 1940-1949 (median #1129) and are now much less common (#1330, ▼86%). Alexandra is the longstanding favorite, although Alessandra seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Saundra have become less contemporary.
Sandra▼ is pronounced similarly to Cyndra and Xandria. Other recommended 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 (see Shandy), Shanedra (see Sha-), Sidra, Sindia, Sindya, Sintra, Sondja (see Sonia), Sondya, Sonora, Synda, Syndia, Tiandra, Tundra, Vanda, Vanora, Vondra and Wanda▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandra.See names in meaning and etymology.