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What does Sandra mean?

Sandra Pronunciation of Sandra as a girls' name is pronounced SAN-drah, SAHN-drah. It is of English origin. Short form of Alexandra (Greek) "man's defender" via Alessandra (Italian). Comedienne Sandra Bernhard; actresses Sandrine Bonnaire, Sondra Locke, Sandra Dee, Sandra Bullock; Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Also form of Cassandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, justice (righteous)


VARIANTS Sahndra, Sanda, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandreea, Sandrella, Sandrelle, Sandretta, Sandrette, Sandria, Sandrina, Sandrine, Sandy, Sanndra, Sanndria, Sauhndra, Saundra, Sohndra, Sondra, Sonndra, Wysandria, Zandra

SEE ALSO Chrysantha, Deandra, Kassandra, Kendra, Shandra, Wysandra

OTHER FORMS VIA ALESSANDRA, ALEXANDRA, SONDRA Alandra, Anda, Lisandra, Sande, Sandye, Sannie, Sasha, Shura, Sinisa, Xandra, Zahndra, Zanda, Zanndra, Zohndra, Zondra



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How popular is Sandra?

Sandra is a very prominent first name for women (#16 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#49671 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sandra entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #6 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #975. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Alessandra (#324 A YEAR AGO), Alexandra (#125), Cassandra (#662), Deandra, Kassandra (#1014), Kendra (#497), Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandy, Sasha (#571), Saundra, Shandra, Sondra and Zandra are the prominent varying forms of Sandra (#975). Other variants, like Lisandra, are seldom used. These forms of Sandra were popular with parents during 1940-1949 (MEDIAN #1129) and are now much less common (#1385, 84%). Alexandra is the longstanding favorite, although Alessandra seems to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Saundra have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandra, Alessandra, Alexandra, Cassandra, Deandra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kassandra, Kendra, Sandee, Sandi, Sandie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Sandra is pronounced similarly to Cyndra, Xandra, Xandria, Zahndra, Zanndra, Zohndra and Zondra. Other recommended sound-alike names are Andra, Canda, Candia, Candra, Chandra, Danira, Deandra, Diandra, Dyandra, Faydra, Jadra, Jaidra, Janora, Jaydra, Kanara, Kandra, Keandra, Kendra, Kiandra, Kindra, Landra, Lanora, Leandra, Manda, Nadra, Nanda, Ondra, Pandora, Pandra, Randa, Sabra, Sada, Sadia, Sadira, Sagara, Sahara, Sahra, Saida, Saira, Sakura, Samara, Samira, Sancha, Sancia, Sande, Sandera, Sanna, Santa, Sanzia, Sara, Sarra, Sayda, Shanda, Shandra, Sindia, Sindya, Sintra, Sondja (see Sonia), Sondya, Sonora, Synda, Tiandra, Tundra, Vanda, Vanora, Vondra, Wanda and Zanda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandra.