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Sandra


Gender: Feminine
Language
: English

Etymology:
Sandra is a shortened version of Alessandra, the Italian form of Alexandra. Alexandra is the feminine form of Alexander, the English form of a Greek name. Originally it meant “Defender of the People,” from “alex” (defender), and “ander” (man). See Alexandra for more information.

History:
Sandra was introduced into the English-speaking world with George Meredith’s novel 1864 novel Emilia in England (Reissued in 1886 as Sandra Belloni). The name became very popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Pronunciation: SAN-drah.

Diminutives: Sandi, Sandie, Sandrine, Sandy, Sondra, Zandra.
Gaelic: Sandaidh.
Russian: Sanya, Sasha, Sashenka.
Scottish: Saundra.

Masculine: Sandy.

Famous Bearers:
Artists and Authors:
Sandra Cisneros (1954-)
American writer.

Political Figures:
Sandra Day O’Connor
(1930-)
First female member of the Supreme Court.

Popularity:
Percentage from the 1990 U.S. Census:
0.629 % named Sandra
0.055 % named Sandy
0.018 % named Sondra
0.013 % named Saundra
0.010 % named Sasha
0.006 % named Sandi
0.003 % named Zandra
0.001 % named Sandie

Popularity of Sandra:
Popularity (for newborns)
:
In the United States...
1900-1910: N/A
1910-1920: 929th most popular.
1920-1930: 601st most popular.
1930-1940: 50th most popular.
1940-1950: 6th most popular.
1941: 7th most popular.
1942: 8th most popular.
1943: 6th most popular.
1944: 7th most popular.
1945: 7th most popular.
1946: 8th most popular.
1947: 5th most popular.
1948: 8th most popular.
1949: 6th most popular.
1950-1960: 12th most popular.
1950: 7th most popular.
1951: 10th most popular.
1960-1970: 11th most popular.
1961: 9th most popular.
1962: N/A
1963: 9th most popular.
1964: N/A
1965: N/A
1966: 9th most popular.
1970-1980: 39th most popular.
1980-1990: 94th most popular.
1990: 121st most popular.
1991: 129th most popular.
1992: 142nd most popular.
1993: 147th most popular.
1994: 159th most popular.
1995: 166th most popular.
1996: 178th most popular.
1997: 199th most popular.
1998: 231st most popular.
1999: 246th most popular.
2000: 257th most popular.
2001: 266th most popular.
2002: 273rd most popular.
2003: 266th most popular.

In France...
1900-1960: N/A
1963: 189th most popular.
1970: 44th most popular.
1980: 26th most popular.
1990: 45th most popular.
1999: 134th most popular.
2000: N/A

Popularity of Sondra:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1930: N/A
1930-1940: 308th most popular.
1940-1950: 296th most popular.
1950-1960: 458th most popular.
1960-1970: 414th most popular.
1970-1980: 616th most popular.
1980-1990: 934th most popular.
1990-2000: N/A

Popularity of Saundra:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1930: N/A
1930-1940: 570th most popular.
1940-1950: 292nd most popular.
1950-1960: 474th most popular.
1960-1970: 584th most popular.
1970-2000: N/A

Popularity of Sandi:
Popularity (for newborns):
In the United States...
1900-1940: N/A
1940-1950: 697th most popular.
1950-1960: 858th most popular.
1960-1970: 617th most popular.
1970-1980: 693rd most popular.
1980-2000: N/A

Popularity of Sandrine:
Popularity (for newborns):
In France..
1900-1950: N/A
1958: 190th most popular.
1960: 135th most popular.
1970: 3rd most popular.
1980: 8th most popular.
1990: 88th most popular.
1994: 168th most popular.
2000: N/A



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