Sandy, meaning “defender of men,” is a great name for girl dogs who are tough or eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Sandy.


Name: Sandy

Meaning: Sandy can be a nickname for Sandra or Alexandra, or it can stand alone. When used as a stand-alone name, Sandy means “defender of men” or “protector of mankind” in English, Greek and Scottish.

Personality: Tough, Eager to Please

About This Name: The most famous dog to bear the name Sandy was the Airedale Terrier from the musical and movie Annie. Famous humans with this name include Sandy Koufax (baseball pitcher), Sandy Duncan (actress) and Sandy Rothman (musician). Sandy Cheeks is the name of the animated underwater squirrel in SpongeBob SquarePants. The classic musical Grease follows the high school adventures of Sandy Olsson.

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