Meaning of the Name Sandra

One of the many choices of names in the UK is Sandra. The name Sandra is one that has been around since the late Middle Ages.

The meaning of Sandra is taken from the Greek name Alexander which means defender of men.


Sandra is the name that is long lasting in Britain. It started being used in Britain about the 13th century, and was popular off and on throughout the years especially after King Edward VII to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.

It really gained in popularity after 1863. However in 2014 Sandra was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in England.

Famous People with the First Name Sandra

Famous celebrities with name Sandra are Sandra Bullock, Sandra Singer, and Sandra Marino. Which are somewhat older celebrities, fitting with the name Sandra which was popular in its day, and not so much in the current times.

This is because Sandra has been declining in popularity in the UK since the 1960’s. It fell from 686th most popular name to 1016th in 2014 in 2014. The popularity of Sandra may come back into vogue at some point as names sometimes do.

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