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Babies born today are more likely to have a grandmother named Saundra, as the name was more popular during the middle of the 20th century. However, we think it could make a comeback, especially when paired with a cute middle name like Grace, Brynn or Ruby. Saundra is also a good choice to honor a relative named Alexandra or Cassandra.

Meaning of the name Saundra:

Greek: Shining upon men

Origin of the name Saundra:

Saundra is thought to be a derivative of the name Cassandra, which has Greek origins.

Symbolism of the name Saundra:

Saundra is likely a derivative of Cassandra. In Greek legends, she was the daughter of King Priam. She was known as a princess so beautiful that even a Greek god fell in love with her. New parents may find some symbolism in the legendary tale, or they may see their baby girl as someone who does shine.

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Gender of the name Saundra:

Saundra is a girl's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Saundra:


Number of syllables in the name Saundra:


Emotion evoked from the name Saundra:

The baby name Saundra evokes images of someone who is confident and bright.

Alternative spellings for the name Saundra:

  • Sondra 
  • Saundrah
  • Sohndra
  • Zondra
  • Zaundra

Nicknames for the name Saundra:

  • Sandy

Popularity of the name Saundra:

According to the Social Security Administration, the baby name Saundra was a top 1,000 name for girls in the United States between 1934 and 1974. It last ranked at number 957 in 1974.

Related names for the name Saundra:

Great middle names for Saundra and their meanings:

  • Adelaide (noble)
  • Ruby (precious red stone)
  • Brynn (hill)
  • Mirabel (wonderful)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Rose (flower)
  • Joelle (Jehova is God)
  • Faith (trust)
  • Opal (precious stone)
  • Marlene (star of the sea)

Famous people with the name Saundra:

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