Gender Feminine
Scripts Сандра(Serbian, Macedonian)
Pronounced Pron. SAN-dra(Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Romanian)

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-).

Related Names

VariantsAlessa(Italian) Sondra(English)
DiminutivesSandie, Sandy(English) Sandrine(French)
Masculine FormAlessandro(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesAlexandra(Ancient Greek) Aliaksandra, Alesya(Belarusian) Aleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka(Bulgarian) Alexandra(Catalan) Aleksandra(Estonian) Aleksandra(Finnish) Alexandra, Aleka(Greek) Alexandra(Greek Mythology) Alexandra, Alexa, Szandra(Hungarian) Alastríona(Irish) Aleksandra, Alexandra, Aleks, Aleksandrina, Alesya, Alya, Asya, Olesya, Sanya, Sasha, Sashenka, Shura(Russian) Saundra(Scottish) Alexandra(Slovak) Aleksandra, Alexandra, Oleksandra, Aleks, Lesya, Olesya, Sasha(Ukrainian)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

Czech Republic: August 23
Estonia: April 19
Finland: September 11
Latvia: September 15
Latvia: November 8
Sweden: February 17


Entry updated November 16, 2019