Given Name SANDRA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Сандра (Serbian, Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: SAN-dra (Italian, Polish), SAN-drə (English), SAHN-DRA (French), ZAN-dra (German), SAHN-drah (Dutch)  [details]

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 American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
VARIANTS: Alessa (Italian), Sondra (English), Sandrine (French)
DIMINUTIVES: Sandie, Sandy (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Alessandro (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), Alexandru (Romanian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Alexandra (Ancient Greek), Aleksandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sashka (Bulgarian), Alexandra (Catalan), Alexandra (Czech), Aleksandra (Estonian), Alexandra, Aleka (Greek), Alexandra (Greek Mythology), Alexandra, Alexa, Szandra (Hungarian), Alastríona (Irish), Aleksandra, Alexandra, Aleksandrina, Asya, Sanya, Sasha, Shura (Russian), Saundra (Scottish), Alexandra (Slovak), Aleksandra, Alexandra, Oleksandra, Lesya, Sasha (Ukrainian)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017