Early-attested site in the Parish of Alvechurch
- Sanden 1262,1271 For 1295 Wigorn 1340 Pat
- Newesondene, Oldsondene, Sandene 1299 RBB 18th
- Saandene 1319 Pat
- Sandal 1820 G
Originally sand-denu, 'sand-valley,' dale would seem, as often, to have been substituted for dene and then, in the unstressed position, to have undergone further corruption.