Gender: Female Meaning of Sandra: "defending men" Origin of Sandra: Diminutive of Alessandra, Italian from Greek Sandra's Popularity in 2019: #987

Sandra Origin and Meaning

The name Sandra is a girl's name meaning "defending men".

2012's Hurricane Sandy blew away whatever style currency Sandra retained from its 1960s Sandra Dee heyday. While in recent years it's been associated with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, as a baby name Sandra is sinking beneath the waves.

Actress Sandra Dee added to the popularity of this name during the mid-twentieth century.

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Sandarella Says:


I agree

Sandarella Says:


If you were a sandra like me .you would think it’s a fresh pretty name ,plus it looks pretty when written on paper !
I think it should be used more. And all of us Sandra’s do not like sandy too much !

nika11 Says:


never really thought about this as a nice name until i met a Sandra that i loved. She goes by Sandy, which i don't like that much. i think Sandra is a strong and intelligent name. It's feminine, but serious. it has a bit of an edge to it. i like it.

bordercollie Says:


I think Sandra is really pretty. It's sort of dusty and dated, but not in a bad way. Very strong and serious, much more so than dainty Alessandra. I don't particularly like the nn Sandy.

headintheclouds Says:


I'm surprised that I actually rather like Sandra, as I tend to range from indifference to dislike when it comes to boomer-generation names (e.g. I don't like Debra, Deborah, Pamela, Deirdre, Barbara, so on). But there's a rather masculine and grounded yet simultaneously airy fairy-princess vibe I get from it that is really appealing to me, plus I like its softer San- beginning paired with the harsher -dra ending sound. I really don't like the nickname Sandy though, I find it very wishy-washy.

Also there's an awesome girlpower! feel with Sandra from Sandra Day O'Connor and Sandra Bullock, both of whom I think are inspiring women. This is a name I would be glad to see come back into fashion over the next one or two generations.

sunshinexoxo Says:


I'm kind of meh when I see this name. It just seems so bland. Sandy is a cute nn and reminds me of musical Greece but that's about it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Sandra and Sandy do seem dated, but they are still lovely. They will possibly come back into style eventually, as they are ultimately part of the Alexander and Alexandra group of names, which remain consistently popular, in various forms.

cabosanmucus Says:


I never liked this. I just think it's so old. boys are luck they have Xander. something about "Sandy" just isn't right, as a name.

indiefendi2 Says:


I hate this name but I love Alessandra to death. 😩

lesliemarion Says:


A lovely and strong name. Recognizable but still fresh sounding.