Irish surname, derivation unknown.

Gandy Origin and Meaning

The name Gandy is a boy's name of Irish origin.

A dandy, bouncy family name with tap shoes, high hat, and cane. There are several theories of its derivation, including as a nickname from the word 'ganty,' for a person who commonly wore gloves, or from 'gamen,' for someone good at games.

Gandy dancer is a slang term for the early railroad workers who laid and maintain tracks, and it's often heard in old railroad songs.

Famous People Named Gandy

  • Gandy BrodieAmerican painter

Gandy in Pop Culture

  • Gandy dancerslang for a railroad worker