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What does Sandor mean?

Sandor Pronunciation of Sandor as a boys' name is of Hungarian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Sandor is "man's defender". Variant of Alexander. Novelist Sandor Marai. Also form of Sander. Also form of Sanders. Also Hungarian form of Sandy.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender


VARIANTS Sandros, Xandros

OTHER FORMS VIA ALEXANDER Sander, Sandero, Sandie, Sandro, Sandy, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Xander, Zander, Zandro, Zandros



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How popular is Sandor?

Sandor is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#15350 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sandor entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1970 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Sandor are Alexander (#11 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Sanders, Sandro, Sandy, Xander (#171) and Zander (#259). These relations of Sandor reached the top of their popularity a decade ago (AVERAGE #1219) and are almost as common today (#1205, DOWN 17%), but with the version Sandy becoming less trendy. Alexander has been the most well-known version, although Zander appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandor, Alexander, Sanders, Sandro, Sandy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sandor is pronounced similarly to Sender. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abnor, Amador, Andor, Baldor, Balfor (see Balfour), Conor, Gaynnor (see Gaynor), Halldor, Halvor, Isador, Izidor, Izydor (see Isidore), Lander, Lando, Landon, Landor, Mayor, Menor, Mynor, Nando, Naylor, Radnor, Ragnor, Randon, Raynor, Saadya, Sabr, Sachar, Saddler, Sadler, Said, Salton, Salvador, Samson, Sanborn, Sanbourn, Sancho, Sancos, Sandberg, Sandborn, Sandburg, Sandey, Sandford, Sandino, Sanditon, Sanford, Sansom, Sanson, Sansone, Santee, Santo, Santos, Saxon, Saxton, Seldon, Senior, Shadow, Shandon, Shandy, Shanon, Sior, Skylor, Snider, Snyder, Stanford, Stanton, Taybor, Taylor, Teador, Tedor, Teodor, Vander, Vidor and Wynfor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sandor.

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