When you hear the name Sandra, you may first think of Sandra Dee from “Grease” or actress Sandra Bullock. This option is no longer as popular as it used to be. It is still on the top 1,300 list, however.

Meaning of the name Sandra:

Italian: defending men

Origin of the name Sandra:

The baby name Sandra began as the shortened form of Alessandra. George Meredith, an author, brought. both options to England in the nineteenth century via “Emilia in England.” Alessandra originated as the Italian variation of Alexandra, a classically Greek name. Alexandra itself was the feminine form of Alexander.

Symbolism of the name Sandra:

Sandra translates to “defending men” because it has the same meaning as Alessandra. Alessandra is the Italian variant of Alexandra. Alexandra also translates to “defending men,” the feminine form of Alexander. It comes from the Greek words “alexo” and “aner.” “Alexo” means “to defend,” and “aner” translates to “man.”

Style of the name Sandra:


Gender of the name Sandra:

Sandra is a vintage name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Sandra:

SAN-dra or SAN-druh

Number of syllables in the name Sandra:


Emotion evoked from the name Sandra:

Sandra feels old-fashioned and formal. It is a strong yet simple name for girls.

Alternative spellings for the name Sandra:

  • Sanndra
  • Sandrah
  • Sanndrah
  • Zandra
  • Zanndra
  • Zandrah
  • Zanndrah

Nicknames for the name Sandra:

  • Sandy
  • Sandie
  • Sandi
  • Sandz
  • Dara
  • Sana
  • Sara

Popularity of the name Sandra:

Sandra was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1913 to 2019. It was a top 10 option from 1961 to 1963, ranking at number nine in 1961 and 1963. As of 2021, Sandra is a top 1,300 option at number 1,295.

Related names for the name Sandra:

Great middle names for Sandra and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Sandra:

  • Sandra Bullock (actress, “Gravity”)
  • Sandra Day O'Connor (Supreme Court Justice)
  • Sandra Oh (actress, “Grey's Anatomy”)
  • Sandra Bernhard (comedian)
  • Sandra Lee (Dr. Pimple Popper)
  • Sandra Afrika (singer)
  • Sandra Denton (rapper)
  • Sandra Kring (novelist)

Sandras in popular culture:

  • Sandra Bell (character from “Alphas”)
  • Sandra Clark (character from “227”)
  • Sandra Lee (character from DC Comics)