Sandra

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876k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
247
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sandra

"Sandra" is a name of English origin, and it means "Defender of the People". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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A short form of Alexandra and, less often, of Cassandra.

  1. A female given name.

Sandra was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sandra

Sandra Ng is an actor. Her ongoing career started in 1983.

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Sandra Bullock is an actress and producer. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Sandra was given the name Sandra Annette Bullock on July 26th, 1964 in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Sandra Day O'Connor is a Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals for Division One, 23rd Chancellor of the College of William, Mary, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Judge of theArizona Court of Appealsfor Division One. Sandra was born on March 26th, 1930 in El Paso, Texas.

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Sandra Oh is an actress and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1989. Sandra was given the name Sandra Miju Oh on July 20th, 1971 in Nepean, Ontario.

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Sandra Dee was an actress, model, and model (people). Her career lasted from 1957 to 1983. Sandra was given the name Alexandra Zuck on April 23rd, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S. She left this life on February 20th, 2005.

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Sandi Toksvig is a co-founder of women's equality party, author, comedian, radio, television presenter, women's equality party, and co-founder ofwomen's equality party. Sandi was given the name Sandra Birgitte Toksvig by her parent Claus Toksvig on May 3rd, 1958 in Copenhagen.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sandra

Sandra is a synthpop, euro disco, sophisti-pop, and europop musician. She was most prominent from 1975 to present. Sandra was given the name Sandra Ann Lauer on May 18th, 1962 in Saarbrücken. Sandra is also known as Sandra Cretu.

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Dewi Sandra is a pop music, contemporary r&b, jazz, and dance-pop singing, dance, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 1996 to present. Dewi was given the name Dewi Sandra Killick on April 3rd, 1980.

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Singing Sandra is a calypso music musician. She has been prominent since 1980. Singing was given the name Sandra DesVignes in 1957 in East Dry River, Trinidad. Singing is also known as DesVignes-Millington and Sandra.

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Margaretha was born in 1629. She breathed her last breath in 1674.

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How popular is the baby name Sandra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1904 8 8 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 10 10 0
1907 5 5 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 15 15 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 36 36 0
1914 40 40 0
1915 49 49 0
1916 43 43 0
1917 63 63 0
1918 72 72 0
1919 86 86 0
1920 112 112 0
1921 120 120 0
1922 97 97 0
1923 110 110 0
1924 145 145 0
1925 177 177 0
1926 171 171 0
1927 207 207 0
1928 235 235 0
1929 253 253 0
1930 298 298 0
1931 454 454 0
1932 822 822 0
1933 1,370 1,365 5
1934 2,562 2,550 12 #93 girl name
1935 4,105 4,089 16 #50 girl name
1936 5,547 5,525 22 #38 girl name
1937 7,552 7,518 34 #26 girl name
1938 10,851 10,806 45 #14 girl name
1939 12,011 11,969 42 #13 girl name
1940 16,200 16,151 49 #10 girl name
1941 19,571 19,500 71 #9 girl name
1942 25,067 24,991 76 #6 girl name
1943 26,093 25,988 105 #6 girl name
1944 26,101 26,024 77 #6 girl name
1945 24,776 24,701 75 #6 girl name
1946 31,767 31,691 76 #6 girl name
1947 34,849 34,776 73 #5 girl name
1948 31,120 31,060 60 #6 girl name
1949 30,700 30,642 58 #6 girl name
1950 28,942 28,896 46 #8 girl name
1951 27,711 27,666 45 #9 girl name
1952 26,124 26,083 41 #10 girl name
1953 25,540 25,496 44 #11 girl name
1954 26,110 26,068 42 #13 girl name
1955 25,154 25,103 51 #13 girl name
1956 24,330 24,288 42 #14 girl name
1957 22,825 22,768 57 #15 girl name
1958 21,880 21,823 57 #15 girl name
1959 23,411 23,356 55 #13 girl name
1960 24,632 24,571 61 #11 girl name
1961 24,209 24,142 67 #9 girl name
1962 22,480 22,416 64 #10 girl name
1963 21,674 21,614 60 #9 girl name
1964 19,328 19,252 76 #13 girl name
1965 16,428 16,375 53 #15 girl name
1966 15,907 15,854 53 #17 girl name
1967 14,787 14,740 47 #20 girl name
1968 12,721 12,681 40 #26 girl name
1969 12,225 12,181 44 #25 girl name
1970 11,298 11,244 54 #27 girl name
1971 9,750 9,711 39 #31 girl name
1972 7,952 7,915 37 #31 girl name
1973 6,628 6,586 42 #39 girl name
1974 6,292 6,269 23 #44 girl name
1975 5,409 5,376 33 #51 girl name
1976 4,895 4,862 33 #59 girl name
1977 4,407 4,373 34 #61 girl name
1978 4,018 4,005 13 #69 girl name
1979 4,016 3,995 21 #77 girl name
1980 4,024 3,997 27 #80 girl name
1981 4,065 4,036 29 #74 girl name
1982 3,683 3,650 33 #80 girl name
1983 3,195 3,172 23 #88 girl name
1984 2,905 2,878 27 #94 girl name
1985 2,680 2,659 21
1986 2,661 2,638 23
1987 2,431 2,410 21
1988 2,292 2,257 35
1989 2,372 2,328 44
1990 2,368 2,344 24
1991 2,153 2,139 14
1992 2,037 2,015 22
1993 1,896 1,884 12
1994 1,787 1,770 17
1995 1,717 1,706 11
1996 1,669 1,659 10
1997 1,448 1,448 0
1998 1,372 1,366 6
1999 1,286 1,286 0
2000 1,268 1,268 0
2001 1,214 1,207 7
2002 1,149 1,139 10
2003 1,180 1,180 0
2004 1,182 1,175 7
2005 1,017 1,017 0
2006 890 890 0
2007 799 799 0
2008 720 720 0
2009 585 585 0
2010 579 579 0
2011 471 471 0
2012 415 415 0
2013 355 355 0
2014 353 353 0
2015 337 337 0
2016 318 318 0

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Popularity of Sandra as a first name

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Popularity of Sandra as a last name

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Common last names for Sandra

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Harris
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Walker
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sandra U.S.
  White 57.89% 64.26%
  African American 12.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sandra

People with the last name Sandra are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sandra

  • How Popular is the name Sandra? Sandra is the 53rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sandra was the 77,522nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sandra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 875,880 babies born with the first name Sandra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sandra to occupy the territory of Reunion (France) with an estimated population of 865,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sandra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sandra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sandra is Sunday, April 14th, 1844.
  • What year had the most people named Sandra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sandra was in 1947 with a total of 34,776 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sandra!
  • Random Sandra Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sandra ranks 19th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 105 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Sandra: Your name in reverse order is Ardnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsndaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sandra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 247 people with the last name Sandra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sandra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sandra as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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