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Origin and Meaning of Sandman

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sand"man`
A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.
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  1. An elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy

sand +‎ -man

  1. A legendary figure who is said to bring good sleep and dreams by placing sand in the eyes.
  2. Used as a symbol of the passage of time to death.

Notable Persons Named Sandman

Sandman is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sandman

The Sandman is a wrestler. The was born on June 16th, 1963 in Sandy, Utah.


Sandman is a comics character.


Mark Sandman was an alternative rock, blues-rock, indie rock, low rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Slide bass, vocals, unitar, tritar, baritone guitar, guitar, piano, Slide guitar, Lead vocalist, and Electric guitar. Mark was born on September 24th, 1952 in Newton, Massachusetts. He left this life on July 3rd, 1999.


Homeboy Sandman is a hip hop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Homeboy was given the name Angel Del Villar II on September 24th, 1980. Homeboy is also known as Homeboy Sandman, Del Villar, and Angel.


Jr. Charles William Sandman was a congressman. Jr. was born on October 23rd, 1921 in Philadelphia. They passed away on August 26th, 1985.


He has been prominent since 1989. Nemo was born on April 22nd, 1966 in Paris.


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Popularity of Sandman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sandman U.S.
  White 92.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sandman

People with the last name Sandman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sandman

  • How Popular is the name Sandman? As a last name Sandman was the 15,166th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sandman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sandman is Sunday, July 12th, 1925.
  • How unique is the name Sandman? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sandman. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sandman: Your name in reverse order is Namdnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daamsnn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sandman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,943 people with the last name Sandman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sandman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sandman as their last name since less than 1 person in 152k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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