Sandra: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sandra
Origin of the name Sandra:
A short form of Alexandra or Cassandra, Sandra is now commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My mother's name is Sandra and she was born in the early 60's. My grandfather pronounces is Sahn-druh while everyone else says San-druh. My uncle calls her San and her close friends and close coworkers call her Sandy.
My sister's name is Sandra, she was named after my mother's doll. My grandmother tried to get my mom to name her Alexandra, saying Sandra was only a nickname, but my Mom wouldn't listen. She regrets it now, and urges my sister to have it legally changed. My sister has been called Sandy all of her life.
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Can be used as a short form of Alexandra, Alessandra, or Cassandra as well as on its own as an independent name. Also can be written - Xandra
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Sandra Bullock, American actress
Sandra Dee, American actress
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
Sandra Fluke, American women's rights activist.
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"Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee", song in Grease.