Sandra is an English name and is considered a shortened form of Alexandra. The name is generally understood to mean "defender" or "man's protector." It is thought that author George Meredith was the first to use the name Sandra in his novel Emilia in London, which was later republished under the title Sandra Belloni in 1887.
Similar Names: Sandy, Sahndra
Famous Sandra Names: Sandra Bullock (actress), Sandra Dee (actress)