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What does Shandra mean?

Shandra Pronunciation of Shandra [shan-dra] as a girls' name is pronounced SHAHN-drah. It is of English origin. Variant of Sandra. Also possibly short form of Killashandra (Irish) "church of the fortress" or a variant of Chandra (Sanskrit) "of the moon".

Related girl name: Shan-.

Associated with: irish (gaelic), moon.


24 relations via Chandra, Sandra: Candra, Chanda, Chandara, Chandria, Chandrika, Chandy, Chaundra, Sahndra, Sanda, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandreea, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandy, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sauhndra, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra, Sonndra and Zandra.

Creative forms:
(female) Shadra, Swandra, ..

(male) Shaners, Shanry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shandra Mckenzie (S.M.), ..

How popular is Shandra?

Shandra is a very popular first name for women (#2003 out of 4276, Top 47%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shandra entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #1110 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Sandra (#831 via latest list), Sandy (#1918), Saundra, Sondra, Zandra, Sandie, Chanda, Chandra, Sandee, Sandi and Candra are the popular related forms of Shandra rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Sohndra, are uncommon. These relations of Shandra were at the height of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 2.98%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.02%, 99.4%), with forms such as Sandi becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shandra, Candra, Chanda, Chandra, Sandee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Sandie, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alandra, Chantra, Deandra, Diandra, Dyandra, Kandra, Keandra, Kiandra, Landra, Leandra, Pandra, Phadra, Phaedra, Phaidra, Sandera, Shadia, Shadira, Shadya, Shakira, Shamara, Shamira, Shana, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shandee, Shandel, Shandey, Shandeya (see Shaneika), Shandi, Shandie, Shandon, Shandy, Shanea, Shanedra (see Sha-), Shaneka, Shania, Shanika, Shanita, Shanna, Shannea, Shanta, Shara, Shaunda, Shawnda, Shayda, Shonda, Sintra, Tiandra and Xandra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shandra.

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