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Gender: Male Origin of Gandy: 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.

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mother_dragons Says:

2017-03-04T22:48:40

I have a friend almost everyone calls Gandalf... I'm so going to start calling him this!

elephanza Says:

2017-03-04T20:59:52

I like this name. It's cute and could do well as a nickname for Gandalf. Who would name their kid Gandalf, I don't know, but I'd like to meet them.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-09-28T03:59:10

It reminds me of Ganymede, I don't like this name.