What does Sandy mean?
Sandy /san-dy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Sandy) is pronounced SAN-dee. Pet form, originally Scottish, of the Greek name Alexander. Sometimes also given as a nickname based on a person's hair or coloring, like Rusty.
How popular is Sandy?
Sandy is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#840 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#5621 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Sandy for boys. Sandy was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #403 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Sandy and affiliated names. Alexander (#8 in 2014), Xander (#211), Zander (#246) and Rusty are the popular related forms of Sandy. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.5086%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.507%, 0.3% less), but with the versions Rusty and Sandy becoming less trendy. Zander (#246), Xander (#211) and Alexander (#8) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these, with Alexander undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)