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Gender Feminine
Scripts Сандра(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. SAN-dra(Italian, Polish, Romanian)
SAN-drə(English)
SAHN-DRA(French)
ZAN-dra(German)
SAHN-drah(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Short form of ALESSANDRA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel 'Emilia in England' (1864) and the reissued version 'Sandra Belloni' (1887). A famous bearer is the American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
VariantsAlessa(Italian) Sondra(English)
DiminutivesSandie, Sandy(English) Sandrine(French)
Masculine FormsAlessandro(Italian) Alexander(English) Alexandre(French) Alejandro(Spanish) Alexandre(Portuguese) Alexander(German) Alexander(Dutch) Alexander(Swedish) Aleksander, Alexander(Norwegian) Alexander(Danish) Alexander(Icelandic) Aleksandrs(Latvian) Aleksandras(Lithuanian) Aleksander(Polish) Aleksander(Slovene) Aleksandar(Croatian) Aleksandar(Serbian) Aleksandar(Macedonian) Alexandr(Czech) Alexandru(Romanian)
Other Languages & CulturesAlexandra(Ancient Greek) Aleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka(Bulgarian) Alexandra(Catalan) Aleksandra(Estonian) Alexandra, Aleka(Greek) Alexandra(Greek Mythology) Alexandra, Alexa, Szandra(Hungarian) Alastríona(Irish) Aleksandra, Alexandra, Aleksandrina, Alya, Asya, Olesya, Sanya, Sasha, Shura(Russian) Saundra(Scottish) Alexandra(Slovak) Aleksandra, Alexandra, Oleksandra, Lesya, Olesya, Sasha(Ukrainian)

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