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What does Sandy mean?

Sandy Pronunciation of Sandy as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Sandy) is of Greek origin. Pet form, originally Scottish, of Alexandra. Now sometimes used as an independent given name. Also a nickname for someone with light reddish-brown hair. Also form of Cassandra. Also form of Sandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, scottish, light, reddish, brown


VARIANTS Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sanndi

SEE ALSO Kani, Shandy, Tandy

RELATIONS VIA ALEXANDRA Anda, Sanda, Sande, Sandra, Sandye, Sanndra, Sannie, Sasha, Sondra, Xandra, Zanda, Zandra


(female) Sady, ..

(male) Sanso, ..

Sandy Willow (S.W.), ..

How popular is Sandy?

Sandy is a very popular first name for females (#322 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5621 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Sandy entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #167 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Sandy are Alexandra (#125 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Cassandra (#662), Sandee, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra (#975), Sasha (#571), Sondra and Zandra. Adoption of these forms of Sandy was well-received among parents during 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #865) and is now much lower (#1433, DOWN 89%), with forms such as Sandy becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandy, Alexandra, Cassandra, Sandee, Sandi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sandie, Sandra, Sasha, Sondra, Zandra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sandy is pronounced similarly to Cinda, Cindi, Cindy, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Sanda, Sandye, Sindee, Sindi, Sindia, Sindie, Sindy, Sindya, Sondya, Synda, Syndee, Syndi, Syndia, Syndie, Syndy, Zanda, Zandie, Zandy and Zenda. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Amandy, Andy, Bindy, Brandy, Caddy, Cady, Candy, Chandy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Kandy, Lady, Laidy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mandy, Mindy, Nady, Randy, Sada, Sade, Sadye, Saida, Saidey, Sally, San, Sana, Sande, Sandra, Sanna, Sanny, Santa, Sayda, Shanay, Shanda, Shandey, Shandi, Shandy, Sinny, Sinty, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Tandy, Thandy, Wandy and Wendy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sandy.