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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sandy mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sandy

"Sandy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Alexander or Sandra". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sand"y
Senses
  1. Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil.
  2. Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color; as, sandy hair.

Etymology: AS. sandig

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
  2. Of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Sandra and Alexandra.
  3. A small town in Bedfordshire, England.
  4. (Geordie, pejorative) Shortened form of Sand Dancer.
  5. (aviation) The A-1 Sky Raider aircraft.

Notable Persons Named Sandy

Sandy Koufax is a baseball player. Sandy was born on December 30th, 1935 in Brooklyn.

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Sandy Gandhi is a stand-up comedian, newspaper columnist, stand-up comedy, columnist, and newspapercolumnist. Sandy was given the name Sandy Aranha in New Delhi, India.

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Sandy Denny was a folk rock, folk music, and electric folk musician. She has been prominent since 1967. Sandy was given the name Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny on January 6th, 1947 in Merton Park, London, England. She died on April 21st, 1978.

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Sandy Duncan is an actress, singer, dancer, and comedian. She was most active from 1958 to present. Sandy was given the name Sandra Kay Duncan on February 20th, 1946 in Henderson, Texas, US.

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Sandy Dennis was an actress. She was most active from 1952 to 1991. Sandy was given the name Sandra Dale Dennis on April 27th, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska. She left this life on March 2nd, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sandy

Gary Sandy is an actor. He was most prominent from 1969 to 1969. Gary was born on December 25th, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

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Her ongoing career started in 1990. Sandy was given the name Sandy Leah Lima on January 28th, 1983 in Campinas.

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Michael was born on October 12th, 1977. He passed away on October 13th, 2006.

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Kurnia Sandy is a soccer player for the T–Team F.C., U.C. Sampdoria, Persipasi Bandung Raya, Persikabo Bogor, PSM Makassar, Arema Cronus F.C., Persik Kediri, Persebaya Surabaya, Mitra Kukar F.C., Bandung F.C., and Indonesia national football team. Kurnia was born on August 24th, 1975 in Semarang.

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Marco Sandy is a soccer player for the Club Bolívar, Real Valladolid, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, Tampico Madero F.C., and Bolivia national football team. Marco was born on August 29th, 1971 in Cochabamba.

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Justin Sandy is a football player. He was most prominent from 2004 to 2005. Justin was born on February 22nd, 1982 in Wayne, Nebraska.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 14 0 14
1882 19 0 19
1883 23 0 23
1884 11 0 11
1885 19 0 19
1886 27 0 27
1887 19 0 19
1888 22 0 22
1889 19 0 19
1890 13 0 13
1891 19 0 19
1892 25 0 25
1893 10 0 10
1894 19 0 19
1895 20 0 20
1896 13 0 13
1897 9 0 9
1898 17 0 17
1899 16 0 16
1900 22 0 22
1901 13 0 13
1902 19 0 19
1903 14 0 14
1904 20 0 20
1905 33 0 33
1906 18 0 18
1907 27 0 27
1908 28 0 28
1909 31 0 31
1910 35 0 35
1911 24 0 24
1912 44 0 44
1913 44 0 44
1914 61 7 54
1915 63 7 56
1916 49 0 49
1917 74 5 69
1918 69 6 63
1919 82 8 74
1920 69 7 62
1921 76 0 76
1922 78 10 68
1923 84 12 72
1924 84 10 74
1925 88 16 72
1926 93 20 73
1927 102 17 85
1928 82 11 71
1929 89 20 69
1930 89 14 75
1931 80 8 72
1932 110 29 81
1933 106 31 75
1934 116 37 79
1935 134 66 68
1936 136 62 74
1937 187 108 79
1938 250 181 69
1939 329 260 69
1940 472 382 90
1941 604 506 98
1942 789 676 113
1943 928 785 143
1944 939 820 119
1945 992 865 127
1946 1,356 1,180 176
1947 1,571 1,354 217
1948 1,090 932 158
1949 876 689 187
1950 704 515 189
1951 641 461 180
1952 649 440 209
1953 703 511 192
1954 918 649 269
1955 985 753 232
1956 1,370 1,125 245
1957 2,110 1,893 217
1958 2,784 2,563 221
1959 3,495 3,277 218
1960 3,823 3,648 175
1961 3,669 3,420 249
1962 3,288 3,055 233
1963 3,027 2,801 226
1964 2,542 2,348 194
1965 1,915 1,705 210
1966 1,889 1,680 209
1967 1,600 1,416 184
1968 1,544 1,397 147
1969 1,380 1,241 139
1970 1,372 1,247 125
1971 1,200 1,081 119
1972 1,164 1,055 109
1973 962 874 88
1974 918 814 104
1975 932 841 91
1976 877 786 91
1977 858 785 73
1978 806 731 75
1979 946 887 59
1980 924 856 68
1981 898 802 96
1982 836 764 72
1983 701 636 65
1984 767 701 66
1985 676 602 74
1986 668 609 59
1987 628 569 59
1988 632 565 67
1989 779 718 61
1990 745 694 51
1991 664 627 37
1992 590 531 59
1993 533 489 44
1994 517 486 31
1995 502 467 35
1996 444 405 39
1997 394 361 33
1998 392 361 31
1999 350 329 21
2000 406 384 22
2001 340 322 18
2002 335 317 18
2003 316 296 20
2004 333 317 16
2005 316 292 24
2006 263 249 14
2007 272 256 16
2008 241 228 13
2009 199 189 10
2010 190 177 13
2011 125 110 15
2012 152 138 14
2013 140 133 7
2014 142 130 12
2015 115 106 9
2016 93 86 7
2017 105 95 10

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Popularity of Sandy as a first name

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Popularity of Sandy as a last name

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Common last names for Sandy

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Robinson
  • Thomas
  • Green
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Anderson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sandy U.S.
  White 76.35% 64.26%
  African American 14.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sandy

People with the last name Sandy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sandy

  • What name lists does Sandy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sandy? Sandy is the 753rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sandy was the 5,914th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sandy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78,915 babies born with the first name Sandy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sandy to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sandy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Sandy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sandy is Thursday, February 7th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Sandy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sandy was in 1960 with a total of 3,648 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sandy!
  • Random Sandy Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sandy ranks 86th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 86 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Sandy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ndysa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sandy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,826 people with the last name Sandy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sandy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Sandy as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 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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