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What does Sandi mean?

Sandi Pronunciation of Sandi as a name for girls is of Greek and English origin, and the meaning of the name Sandi is "man's defender; shining upon man". Sandi is an alternate form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine variant of Alexander. Sandi is also a derivative of Cassandra (Greek). Sandi is also used as a derivative of Sandra (English), and a derivative of Sandy (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, shining (light)


VARIANTS Zanda, Sanndi, Sandye, Sandie, Sandee, Sanda

RELATED FORMS VIA ALEXANDRA, CASSANDRA, SANDRA, SANDY Anda, Cassi, Kassi, Sahndra, Sande, Sandera, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sannie, Sasha, Saundra, Sondra, Xandra, Zandra

(female) Nadi, ..

(male) Sanpio, ..

Sandi Willow (S.W.), ..

How popular is Sandi?

Sandi is a very popular first name for females (#1162 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#59147 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sandi was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #556 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandi name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Alexandra (#125 A YEAR AGO), Sasha (#571), Cassandra (#662), Sandra (#975), Cassi, Kassi, Sandee, Sandie, Sandy, Saundra, Sondra and Zandra are the popular varying forms of Sandi. Other variants, like Xandra, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Sandi reached its apex during the years 1940-1949 (ADOPTION OF 2.03%) and is now significantly lower (ADOPTION 0.22%, DOWN 89.4%), with forms like Sandi becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandi, Alexandra, Cassandra, Cassi, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandee, Sandie, Sandra, Sandy, Sasha in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saundra, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sandi is pronounced similarly to Cinda, Cindi, Cindia, Cindie, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndia, Cyndie, Cyndy, Sindee, Sindi, Sindia, Sindie, Sindy, Sindya, Sondya, Synda, Syndee, Syndi, Syndia, Syndie, Syndy, Zandie, Zandy and Zenda. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amandi, Andi, Brandi, Cadi, Candi, Kaandi, Kadi, Kandi, Kaydi, Khandi, Lindi, Lyndi, Mandi, Mindi, Randi, Rondi, Sachi, Sada, Sade, Sadia, Sadie, Saffi, Saida, Saidie, Salli, Sami, Sammi, San, Sana, Sancia, Sanna, Sanny, Santa, Sanzia, Sarai, Sari, Sayda, Saydie, Shadi, Shanda, Shandi, Shandie, Shandy, Shani, Shanti, Sonni, Sunni and Wendi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sandi.

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