Scottish and English diminutive of Alexander
"defending men"

Sandy Origin and Meaning

The name Sandy is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "defending men".

A sweet Scottish short form of Alexander which is feeling newly appealing now the era of Sandra is far behind us. Sandy would also work well as a nickname for a child with pale red or dark blond hair.

# 917 in the US

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Famous People Named Sandy

  • Sandy Bealesbass guitarist for One Direction
  • Sandy Wintonactor
  • Sandy Koufaxvintage baseball star
  • Ian "Sandy" Frazierhumorous writer
  • Andrew "Sandy" Comyn IrvineEnglish mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition
  • Sandy Makai Fisherson of Youtuber Ellen Fisher

Sandy in Pop Culture

  • Sanford "Sandy" Cohencharacter on "The O.C."
  • Sandymale dog of Little Orphan Annie
  • Sandy Ricksfrom the movie "Flipper"
  • Sandymale nanny character from TV show "Friends"
  • Sandy Bigelow Pattersonfrom the movie "Identify Thief"
  • SandyCarol Seaver's boyfriend on TV's "Growing Pains," played by Matthew Perry
  • Sandy Kominskylead character on Netflix's "The Kominsky Method," played by Michael Douglas