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Gender: Male Meaning of Sanford: "sandy ford" Origin of Sanford: English

The name Sanford is a boy's name of English origin meaning "sandy ford". Sanford and is often added to lists like Surname Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF- 20 Kids and Some Grandkids".

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A dated fifties surname name that led to the nickname SAndy.

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Famous People Named Sanford

Sanford "Sandy" Koufax was a talented left-handed pitcher for the Dodgers from 1955 - 1966.

Pop Culture References for the name Sanford

Sanford "Sandy" Cohen, a main character from The O.C.
Sanford B. Dole, from the movie "Barbarian Princess"