What does Sandy mean?
Sandy /san-dy/ as a boys' name (also used more regularly 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.
(male) Saldy, Sawdy, ..
(female) Sanley, Sanly, ..
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 statistics of Sandy for boys. Sandy was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #404 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Sandy and affiliated names. Alexander (#8 in recent rankings), Xander (#211), Zander (#246), Sasha, Sandro, Rusty and Sandor are the popular related forms of Sandy. These forms of Sandy reached the height of their popularity in 2009 (usage of 1.05%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.98%, 6.8% less), but with versions like Rusty becoming somewhat dated. Alexander is the firm favorite, though Xander has become popular as well over time.
Suggested similar names are Andy, Canady, Dandy, Hardy▼, Laddy, Lindy, Lundy, Maddy, Nandy, Paddy, Randy▼, Saad, Saadya, Said, Sammy▼, Samy, Sanjay, Sante, Santo, Savoy, Shandey (see Shandy), Sonny▲, Stanly, Sunny, Tandy and Thandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandy.