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What does Tandy mean?

Tandy Pronunciation of Tandy [tandy] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Tandy). Possibly a nickname for Andrew (Greek) "man, warrior". However, the Latin-derived English word "tandem" is also a possible source, as well as the Old Norse term "tandr", meaning "fire". Also possbly a modern name based on Sandy or Mandy with a T-. Actresses Jessica Tandy, Thandie Newton.

Associated with: greek, warrior, old, norse, fire, modern.


Tandy has 6 variants: Tandee, Tandie, Thandee, Thandey, Thandie and Thandy.

Related girl name: Tansy.

7 more alternative forms via Andrew, Mandy, Sandy: Manda, Mandi, Mandie, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie and Sanndi.

1 masculine form: Tandie.

Creative forms:
(female) Tady, Tanta, ..

(male) Tanry, Tanty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tandy Abbygail (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tandy?

Tandy is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3528 out of 4276, Top 83%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#13326 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Sandy (#1918 in 2015), Sandi, Sandie, Sandee, Mandy, Manda, Mandi, Mandie and Andrew are the popular alternative forms of Tandy (not ranked). These forms of Tandy were at the apex of their popularity in the 1970s (average #1108) and are now much less popular, with versions such as Sandi becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Andrew, Manda, Mandi, Mandie, Mandy in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tandy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amandy, Andy, Bindy, Brandy, Caddy, Cady, Candy, Chandy, Cindy, Cyndy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mady, Mindy, Nady, Randy, Shandy, Sindy, Syndy, Tabby, Tacey, Tacy, Tada, Tadda, Taffy, Tally, Tammy, Tana, Tanaya, Tanea, Tanee, Taney, Tanga, Tani, Tania, Tanis, Tanja, Tansey, Tanya, Tanzey, Tavy, Tawney, Tawny, Tildy, Tiny, Toney, Tony, Trudy, Wandy, Wendy, Windy and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tandy.

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