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What does Sandford mean?

Sandford Pronunciation of Sandford [sand-ford] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sandford is "sandy ford". Sandford is an alternate spelling of Sanford (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, ford (river).


Sandford has 1 variant: Sandfurd.

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Middle name pairings:
Sandford Bryce (S.B.), ..

How popular is Sandford?

Sandford is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#12650 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Sandford (not ranked) is Sanford. Adoption of this form of Sandford was widespread among parents in the 1920s (#361), but now, Sanford has gone out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sanford in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aldford (see Alford), Bedford, Blandford, Blanford, Braddford (see Bradford), Bradford, Cranford, Halford, Hallford, Hanford, Harford, Harrford (see Harford), Hartford, Landor, Langford, Lawford, Lindford, Linford, Linnford (see Lynford), Lynford, Meadford (see Medford), Medford, Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Ransford, Rayford, Redford, Safford, Sanborn, Sandberg, Sandbergh (see Sandberg), Sandborn, Sandbourne (see Sanborn), Sandburg, Sandburgh (see Sandberg), Sander, Sandero, Sanders, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Stafford, Staford, Stamford, Standford, Stanford, Swinford, Swynford (see Swinford), Walford, Warford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sandford.

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