What does Sandy mean?
Sandy [sandy] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Sandy) is of Greek origin. Pet form, originally Scottish, of Alexandra. Now sometimes used as an independent given name. Also a nickname for someone with light reddish-brown hair.
(female) Saldy, Sanly, ..
(male) Sanso, Santz, .. Middle name pairings:
Sandy Jaleah (S.J.), ..
How popular is Sandy?
Sandy is a very popular first name for females (#322 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5621 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Sandy entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #167 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1918 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Sandy (#1918 from current records) are Alexandra (#101 from current records), Cassandra (#511), Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra (#831), Sasha (#542), Sondra and Zandra. Adoption of these forms of Sandy was well-received among parents during 1940-1949 (average #865) and is now much lower (#1390, down 91%), with forms such as Sandy becoming less stylish.
Sandy▼ is pronounced similarly to Cinda, Cindi, Cindy▼, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Sindee, Sindi, Sindia, Sindie, Sindy, Sindya, Sondya, Synda, Syndee, Syndi, Syndia, Syndie, Syndy, Zandie, Zandy and Zenda. Other suggested similar names are Amandy, Andy, Bindy, Brandy▼, Caddy, Cady, Candy▼, Chandy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy▼, Mindy▼, Nady, Randy, Sada, Sade▼, Sadye▼, Saida, Saidey, Sally▼, Samey, San, Sana, Sanna, Sanny, Santa, Sayda, Shanay, Shanda▼, Shandey, Shandi, Shaney, Sinny, Sinty, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Thandy, Wandy, Wendy▼ and Windy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandy.See names in meaning and etymology.