The name Sandra ranked 265th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 16th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name makes a strong showing in state popularity data of the 1960s, but makes few (if any) appearances on lists compiled after that period.
This name only appeared in the United States in the 20th century. Though coming from an Italian source, it has never been identified with Italian culture in America.
It became a mainstay of American girlhood in the 1950s and 1960s, perhaps under the influence of the actress Sandra Dee. Her films of teenage romance were all the rage in that period.
Sandra Day O' Connor (born 1930)
First woman to become a United States Supreme Court justice.