What does Sandy mean?
Sandy [sandy] 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, .. Middle name pairings:
Sandy Kadence (S.K.), ..
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)
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, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Alexander (#8 in recent rankings), Xander (#207), Zander (#249), 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 0.94%, 10.7% less), but with versions like Rusty becoming somewhat dated. Alexander is the firm favorite, though Xander has become popular as well over time.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.