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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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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"