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National Sandra Day – May 2, 2023

National Sandra Day is celebrated on May 2 to celebrate all those who bear the name. Sandra is a Greek female name meaning ‘protector of man.’ It is the short form of Alexandra or Cassandra, which can be spelled as Kassandra. In the Greek mythologies, Cassandra is the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Apollo blessed her with the gift of prophecy but later cursed her for enjoying his gift but not falling in love with him. Did you know that over 7,000 girls born in the United States in 1990 were named Cassandra? Unfortunately, in 2021, only about 493 girls are called Cassandra.

History of National Sandra Day

National Sandra Day is observed on May 2 annually to speak about the origin of the name, its surrounding myths, and variations and to appreciate all the Sandras on earth. Sandra originates from Greek. According to Greek mythology, Sandra is derived from Alexandros, wife of Zeus, who was notable for resisting the powers of Zeus. Her sister, Hera — the Goddess and Queen of Olympus, was a beautiful, complex, and fascinating entity to the Greeks. She served as the defender of heroes and warriors and the Goddess of Women and Children.

Sandra is famous with Italians, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Germans, and others. Its variations are dependent on the language and culture of those who bear it. The Italian variant is Alessa while the American is Saundra. Aliaksandra is for the Belarusians, Szandra for the Hungarians, Sashenka for Russians, and Oleksandra for Ukrainians. The marriage between King Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 and the 1864 novel “Emilia in England,” published by George Meredith, made the name popular in England.

Across the world, Sandras are famous in different professions. Sandra Annette Bullock, born July 1964, is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. In 2010, she was included in “Time’s” 100 Most Influential People in the world and was the highest-paid actress in 2010 and 2014. Sandra Day O’Connor is a retired U.S. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Some publications have ranked her as one of the most powerful women in the world. Sandra Sully is an Australian news presenter and journalist who has also edited for Sydney’s “10 News First” since 2011. Sandra Taylor is an American model and actress. She was named America’s number one selling Poster Model. She has appeared in movies like “Batman and Robin,” and “Runaway Bride.”

National Sandra Day timeline

1864
Sandra Becomes Popular

A novel and royal marriage between an English Prince and a Danish Princess make the name popular in Britain.

1961
Birth of Sandra Sully

The famous Australian news presenter and journalist is born.

1930
Birth of Sandra Day O'Connor

The adjudged member of the most powerful women in the world during her stay in office is born.

2010
A Feat by Sandra Bullock

Bullock is listed among “Time Magazine's” 100 Most Influential People in the World.

National Sandra Day FAQs

What is a nickname for Sandra?

A popular nickname for girls who bear Sandra is Sandy.

Is Sandra an Irish name?

Sandra is a female name of English origin, with popular figures like Sandra Bullock bearing the name.

What does Sandra mean in Italian?

It means the ‘defender of mankind.’

National Sandra Day Activities

  1. Celebrate the Sandras you know

    Celebrate anyone who has the name either by calling, texting, or posting their pictures on social media platforms. They’ll surely appreciate the gesture.

  2. Name something

    Name your child and if expecting a female child in the family, make the intention to name her Sandra or any of its beautiful variants. It’s also a wonderful name for a family pet or similar.

  3. Do some research on the name

    Make findings of the name either through books or the internet and find interesting facts about it. You never know what you might stumble upon.

5 Facts About Sandras That May Interest You

  1. Its derivative origin is masculine

    Sandra is a derivative of Alexandra or Cassandra which stems from Alexander.

  2. It has wonderful attributes

    Bearers of the name are courageous and heroic, causing fear, dread, and admiration, and making them difficult to defeat.

  3. Sandra Mason holds the highest political office

    Dame Sandra Prunella Mason is the first of all Sandras in the world to hold the highest political office — she was the first president of Barbados.

  4. Notable animated cartoon voice actress

    Sandra Marie Fox is iconic in that regard and has had various roles in animated cartoons, anime, and video games.

  5. The only Sandra in a fictional movie

    Sandra Bullock remains the only Sandra to have been featured in any fictional movie.

Why We Love National Sandra Day

  1. It increases awareness of the name

    Surveys have shown that the name is on a gradual decrease. This day will help to reenact people's interests in it.

  2. It makes bearers feel special

    Mapping out a day to celebrate a particular name makes bearers of such names feel special and loved. See what you can do on this day to make a Sandra feel special.

  3. It immortalizes the name

    Some names have vanished or are hard to find. This day keeps the name alive for an unimaginable period.

National Sandra Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 2Tuesday
2024May 2Thursday
2025May 2Friday
2026May 2Saturday
2027May 2Sunday

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