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Origin: Serbia
Region Origin: Southern Europe

The name Sandra is a feminine name of Greek origin, meaning "defender of humanity" or "protector of man". It is a variation of Alexandra, which is derived from the Greek Alexandros, a by-name of the revered Goddess Hera. Hera was a great defender of many ancient Greek heroes and warriors, and she was the goddess of women and childbirth. The name is also associated with Cassandra, a character in Greek mythology who was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, and was known for her gift of prophecy. The name Sandra is rich in history and has been used since the early 13th century in Britain. It gained popularity after the 1863 marriage of future King Edward VII to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The name is associated with strength, protection, and kindness, and has been used in various religious communities in honor of St. Alexander, a significant figure in the Roman Catholic Church.

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