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GenderFeminine
ScriptsСандра SerbianMacedonian
PronouncedPron.SAN-dra ItalianPolish
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 American actress Sandra Bullock (1964-).
VariantsAlessa Italian Sondra English Sandrine French
DiminutivesSandie, Sandy English
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 Alexandru Romanian
Other Languages & CulturesAlexandra 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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