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What does Sandy mean?

Sandy Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, scottish, light, reddish, brown.


Sandy has 4 variants: Sandee, Sandi, Sandie and Sanndi.

Related girl names: Kani, Shandy, Tandy, Cassandra and Sandra.

12 more relations via Alexandra: Anda, Sanda, Sande, Sandra, Sandye, Sanndra, Sannie, Sasha, Sondra, Xandra, Zanda and Zandra.

2 masculine forms: Shandy and Zander.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandy name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandy, Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandee, Sandi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandie, Sandra, Sasha, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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