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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Helper of Mankind

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A few facts about the girl's name Sandra:

  • Records indicate that 871,239 girls in the United States have been named Sandra since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 34,735 people in the U.S. were given the name Sandra. Those people are now 75 years old.

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    Comments about the name Sandra

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      31 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Sandra Jean born in 1956. I go by Sandi most of the time. My closest friends call me SJ or Jeany Professionally I use Sandra J." Aug. 14, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was Sandy in high school then switched it in college to Sandra. I get the "Saundra" pronunciations every once in awhile which I think is fun. People do like to default to Sandy. I usually tell them I used that in high school but not now. Sometimes they still ignore that request and use it, not sure why. I was born in 1960 and rarely meet another female with my name, but you're out there. Never asked my parents if there was a Sandra Dee link to the name choice, probably. I'd love to be Alexandra though, it's a very strong and beautiful name. Overall my feeling about the name Sandra is very positive." Apr. 7, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was Sandy in high school then switched it in college to Sandra. I get the "Saundra" pronunciations every once in awhile which I think is fun. People do like to default to Sandy. I usually tell them I used that in high school but not now. Sometimes they still ignore that request and use it, not sure why. I was born in 1960 and rarely meet another female with my name, but you're out there. Never asked my parents if there was a Sandra Dee link to the name choice, probably. I'd love to be Alexandra though, it's a very strong and beautiful name. Overall my feeling about the name Sandra is very positive." Apr. 7, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my Grandmother's best friend who accompanied her via ship from Poland to Ellis Island 1905 at age 16 ( her best friend's name was Alexsandra Polish derivative of Alexandra ) I am very proud I am a survivor of my family who survived the Holocaust I have survived many trials and am still standing! Starting to thrive again" Mar. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked my name and has served me well over the years. I was born in 1957 and this was a nice fashionable name by then. There was always at least one other Sandra in my class at school. Then I moved to The Netherlands at age 20 and my name proved to be just as popular, though I have held onto the English pronunciation SAAN-dra as Dutch sounds so harsh." Dec. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "as a kid my nickname was Sandy, left home at 18, call me Sandra (sand-ra), not Sondra or Saundra, middle name Dee, (how un-original), born 1960; now I embrace my name, uncommon, like me, good strong name. wonder how it sounds to others?" Sep. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends aunt is called Sandra... she's such a laugh and a very intelligent wpman" Feb. 12, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra Sue. I love my name and prefer the more familiar Sandi from friends. In fact, I know I'm in the company of friends when they address me as Sandi. I think my parents named my first name Sandra after the Sandra Dee that was popular in 1951 and Sue after my father's Aunt Sue. Sandra is a great name." Nov. 29, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra Lea (Lee). One parent wanted to name me Alexandra. One did not. My mother thought most would call me Alex and she did not want that for a girl. They decided on Sandra. Legally is use Sandra, but friends call me Sandy, which is great. It is informal. I am not one to stand on formalities, unless absolutely necessary." Jul. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name is Sandra. I think that my grandmother wanted it to be pronounced as "Saundra" but they spelled it wrong on her papers and she thought it would be confusing... She goes by Sandy." Oct. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i want to name my daughter sandra i am a teenage expacting i think its a beautiful name and i would not have it any way" Apr. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Sandra as well. Since recently I've been pronouncing it as Sondra (not SAND-ra). Nowadays it is only family and folks who know me from way back in grade school will call me Sandi. Love my name, which btw means "Helper of Humanity"." Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "That's my name and I pronounce it Sau-ndra or Sondra. My middle initial is "D" so I too received jokes during the "grease" era. Look at me I'm Sandra! I was named after my aunt and my sister named her daughter Saundra so now there are 3 of us! 1 for each generation in my family." Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra (pronounced Sand-ra not Sondra), but I go by Sandy which I prefer to be called. I used to hate my name in elementary and high school but now that I'm almost through college I realize that my name isn't so bad. It's nice to have a name that not a lot of other people have!" Feb. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother named me Sandra and I'm thankful for that. I've always loved my name, although people miss pronounce it alot. I don't meet alot of people name Sandra, the fewer the better." Nov. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra and I have always loved it. As a child & teenager I was called Sam, never wanted to be called Sandy. Now I am just Sandra and that's fine with me. There still aren't many Sandra's around. I have young children and never hear the name at the park. I think people should start using the name. Much simpler than the much more popular Alexandra." Jul. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra and I like it and prefer that people call me Sandra instead of Sondra. However some people insist on calling me Sondra and I do not understand why." Mar. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named Sandra Jean. I hated my name as a kid because I was the only Sandra in my school. Like a lot of other posters, I hate to be called "Sandy". Sandy is the name of Orphan Annie's dog! My best friend insisted on calling me Sandy, so I let it go, but no one else did. I think it's a great name now. Just don't call me Sondra. That's some misguided effort to make it cross cultural. When compared to all the Kaylas, Brooklyn's and Apples, it's a pretty fine name. Thanks, Mom." Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I didn't like it when I was a kid particularly when that movie Grease came out. But today compared to some of the names some of my friends and my son's friends are stuck with - I think it's just fine!:) I like being called "Sandi" with an I not a Y." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've only met 2 other girls my age named Sandra... and I'm the only Sandra in my high school of 1200 kids! I love that my name is so original for my age group :) and my whole name is great... Sandra Lee :D I LOVE MY NAME!!!" Oct. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. when i was a kid i always hated it everyone was jennifer or jessica and I was Sandra. But now that i am 28 I have grown to like my name. It sounds pretty. I hate it when people call me Sandy though. You should ask before giving someone a nick name" Sep. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sandra is a great name, a derivative of Alexandra. My family calls me Sandra, and my friends call me Sandie. Some call me Sandra Sue, some Sandra Lee, neither of which are my middle name. They just think the names go together. I've always liked my name, and my middle name is Marleen. Neither name is very common. Though more so when it was given to me than it is today." May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've had the name for 56 years and I love it. I'm called Sandy which is perfectly fine with me. SANDRA sounds too formal and I am not a formal sort of gal." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I love it!!! Even though most poeple call me Sandy - my family still calls me Sandra (we pronounce it Sondra)..." Jul. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and i love it becuase there isnt that many people that i knwo that have this name and i also think its its a unique name so yeah. my whole name is sandra elizabeth aguilar and im 13 years old and i live in elkhart indiana" May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in australia and have no problem with anyone mispronouncing it but it was very popular once so everyone knows how to say it" Mar. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, but i hate it when people spell it like Saundra or something like that. it drives me crazy, i mean that is how you say it but that's now how you spell it" Mar. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra, which I love, but everybody always assumes I want to be called Sandy, and I don't. I hate that!" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 5 year old daughter's name. She was named after her paternal grandmother and goes by Sandy." Apr. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend is named Sandra and she is nice but has attitude! We met in second grade in January. We go to school in September but she came in late January as a new student. I say thumbs up!" Feb. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Best name ever invented is this SANDRA... i mean it stands for what the person is like... BEAUTIFUL..." Jan. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I'm Sandra Jean. I've always hated my name. I think it sounds like a complete nerd. I go by Sandi but I hate when doctors and official documents use "Sandra". I'm in my 50's now (my name was popular when I was born) and my name tells everyone I'm grandma age! I hope to legally change it soon." Feb. 13, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT! First of all, being born in 1969, my parents gave me this name WAY too late. Also, it's pronounced Sondra. I understand when people pronounce it "Sandra" as that IS the way it's spelled, however, PLEASE PLEASE don't make the jump to "Sandy" --- UGH!!!" Oct. 16, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sandra and it's really cool. i hate being called SANDY i preferr SAN. its much better (H)" Nov. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      24 Neutral Comments

  • "My first name is Sandra, middle name Lee. I was born in 1968 when the name was very popular. Some people call me Sandy; but I totally prefer Sandra. I have been called Sondra, which I liked because the people from the South made it sound great. Throughout grade school, I was the only Sandra; but when I hit high school there were several girls with that name; they all went by Sandy. Since high school, I have always worked with one or more woman with the same name. Thankfully, they also used nicknames like Sandy, Sam, etc. so I always went by Sandra. I love the name Sandra; I think it is a very regal name. I get totally annoyed when people feel the need to give it a nickname and call me Sandy;" Jun. 16, 2022: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't like "Sandra" as a child; it seemed too different and embarrassing. I was called "Sandy" growing up, but after I got married, my husband always used "Sandra" and I learned to like it from him. Now I love it and don't like to hear the nick name form anymore. I have known very few other people with my name. That's ok." Nov. 6, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra. I was called Sandy my whole life. When I became a diplomat and moved to London, I told people my name was Sandra. Of course the British always called me Saundra which I hated. Was born in 1950. Never like my name until now. Happy with my name and don?t care if people call me Sandra or Sandi." Oct. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra Kay. I have always loved my name. I was born in 1945 & see that is in the very time that it was most popular. When I was a child I was called Sandy. When I started to school my daddy encouraged the use of Sandra. I wish I had asked my parents why they chose that name for me!" Jul. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra Jean. Didn't care for it at all growing up. All through school I told people "my name is Sandra. If my mama wanted me called Sandy she would have named me Sandy." Well, I'll be 55 next week and I'm perfectly happy with my name. Over the years I've come to be known as Sandy to pretty much everyone (except my mama) and I'm fine with that too." Jun. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hated the name as a child in the 70's and much preferred Sam or Sandy nicknames. Grew on me over time and learned to actually like my name in full, Sandra and preferred it over nicknames. It's San-dra. Do not like the "Sondra/Saundra" pronunciation at all!" Apr. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Dad named me ?Sandra Lee?. I was born in 1960. Sandra probably came from Sandra Dee and she resembled my Mom. Lee was after Robert E Lee, very common in the South. I have always liked it and I like its meaning. Special that my Dad cared enough to name me - it is something about me he liked. Went by Sandi in hs and college. Once working I used Sandra. Have lived in several states. It is a more popular name in the South where I was born. Has always been pronounced SANDra. Wish it was SONDra because I think it sounds prettier." Feb. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra Beth and I like my name. Was not popular in MA but when I moved to New Yourk there is one at every corner. Weird I was born in New York but moved after 6 maths old." Nov. 22, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is sandra I like the name I much purrer to be call san not sandy ?" Dec. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Sandra Jean, love my name, go by Sandy. In elementary school, i had a class with 2 other Sandra's, i was Jean all school." Dec. 31, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra, and I LOVE my name!! Just thankful my name isn't Martha or Annie.." Jul. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 50 yrs old and called Sandra. Being from the South of England, it`s pronounced as Sarndra. I have always thought it a bit plain,so I neither love or hate it. Always preferred my second name Elizabeth. Sandra was very popular in the Sixties when I was born." Dec. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Bob, I know that it'd be pissing in the wind, but have you foedarwrd that to them with a note along the lines of your comment?Probably not even worth the electrons to send it there, but I was just wondering." Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother is Sandra we call her Sandy. Sandra sounds formal but Sandy sounds cute. We pronounce it Sondra." Dec. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra and most people call me by that name. Sandy is my Nick name and I don't mind It either however I hated it when I was under 14. I was born in the early 70s and the name was not common in Australia. Well I don't meet too many people with the name now, however I did come accross a few growing up. Sandra is a great name I can't complain." Oct. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra... I was born in the 80's but people always associate the name with someone much older than me :-P It's always been pronounced SAND-ra (not Sondra) and I go by Sandi for short. I didn't like my name throughout most of the school years, but now I realize it was much better than getting lost in the crowds of Jessica and Melissa ;-)" Jun. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Gma's name is Sandra. She loves it & is a very joyous person. She also hates to be called Sandy. (she feels it isn't "hip enough) lol ^_^" Nov. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra. I'm called Sandy, or Sanny, or San San. I means helper of mankind, and I became a nurse. Coincidence? I don't think so. Every person I ever met with the name Sandy has been a kind, loving person." Oct. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mummy's name is sandra, my pop called her Sandy, i'm naming my son Xander after her :)" Aug. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "my names sandra. dont like it much. im named after my koo koo grandma. so thats sux. uhhhhh. yeah i hate it when people call me sandie too. that gets to me so bad." Nov. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is sandra & i like my name it's nice , like name of princesse. i know many girls have the same name." Oct. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sandra, but I hate that most people pronounce it as "Saundra" or "Sondra". It's too commona name. =(" Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone with this name. She says it "Sondra". She thinks it makes her sound high class. It doesn't." Dec. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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