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What does Shandra mean?

Shandra \sh(a)-nd-ra, 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".

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Shan-.


Shandra has 31 related variations via Chandra, Sandra: Candra, Chader, Chanda, Chandara, Chandria, Chandrika, Chandy, Chaundra, Sahndra, Sanda, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandreea, Sandrella, Sandrelle, Sandretta, Sandrette, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sandy, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sauhndra, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra, Sonndra, Wysandria and Zandra.


Shandra is a very popular first name for women (#2003 out of 4276, Top 47%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Shandra and related names. Sandra (#800 a year ago), Saundra, Sondra, Sandy, Chanda, Sandi and Chandra are the popular related forms of Shandra (#unlisted). This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Sandra, Saundra, Sondra, Sandy and Chanda becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chanda, Chandra, Sandi, Sandra, Sandy, Saundra, Sondra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Sandera, Shanda, Shandea and Shanedra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shandra.