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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.


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 information, 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.


Sandra is a very prominent first name for women (#16 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#29717 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sandra and related names. 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) ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity in the year 1990 and is now much less popular, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.