Meaning and Origin of: Sands

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Alexander's son

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, and northern Irish : variant of Sand 1.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Sands in Tulliallan in Fife.
  • Comfort Sands, a revolutionary patriot born in 1748 at what is now Sands’ Point, Long Island, NY, was descended from James (Sandys) Sands (1622–95), who emigrated from Reading, Berkshire, England, to Plymouth, MA, and followed Anne Hutchinson to Westchester Co., NY, and subsequently RI. In 1661 he settled on Block Island, RI.