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Meaning and Name Origin

Sandy \s(a)-ndy, san-dy\ 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.


Sandy has 5 variants: Sandey, Sandie, Sandino, Sandor and Sandro.

For more information, see also related boy names Shandy and Zander.

Sandy has 13 more alternative forms via Alexander, Rusty: Sacha, Sander, Sandero, Sandros, Sascha, Sasha, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Xander, Zander, Zandro and Zandros.

Sandy has 3 feminine forms: Kani, Shandy and Tandy.


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 (#5477 out of 88799, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Sandy for boys. Sandy reached its peak rank of #403 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sandy name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sandy and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Sandy ranked in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 in 2014), Xander (#211), Zander (#246) and Rusty. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 2013 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the versions Sandy and Rusty 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Rusty, Sandy, Xander, Zander in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dandy, Nandy, Randy, Sante, Santo, Shandey and Tandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandy.