Meaning and name origin
Sandy \s(a)-ndy, san-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Sandy is a somewhat popular first name for males (#840 out of 1220, Top 69%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5477 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sandy for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sandy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8), Zander (#246), Rusty and Sandy. (2014 statistics).