US Popularity:4099
Meaning:Defender of mankind
Sandy is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin. This name is a diminutive of the names Alexander and Sandra, which translate to “defender of mankind”. It has been long established as a popular name that is shared beyond the gender binary, and it’s easy to see why - who wouldn’t want to be named a hero of mankind? The brave little one that takes this name might be inspired to pursue a future in social justice or some other way of ensuring that the world is safer for their fellow human beings. Popular holders of the name Sandy in pop culture include Sandy from the 1978 musical Grease and Sandy Cohen from the TV drama series The OC.

Sandy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Sandy is currently #2056 on The Bump
Boy:Sandy is currently #1444 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Sandy is currently #1148 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Sandy is currently #4099 in U.S. births
Boy:Sandy is currently #14915 in U.S. births
Girl:Sandy is currently #4747 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 321
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 304

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 271

  • Behind the Name, Sandy, July 2009

  • Behind the Name, Alexander, April 2022

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