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Candace meaning and name origin
Candace \c(a)-nda-ce, can-dace\ as a girl's name is pronounced KAN-dis, kan-DAY-see. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Candace is "clarity, whiteness". Also possibly derived from a Nubian word meaning "queen mother". An ancient hereditary title used by the Ethiopian queens before the fourth century, as Caesar was used by the Roman emperors. One of the queens is mentioned in the Bible in Acts. It was made popular in the 20th century by a character in the movie "Meet the Stewarts" (1942). Actresses Candice Bergen, Candace Cameron; author Candace Bushnell.
Candace has 29 variant forms: Canda, Candaice, Candance, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Caddy, Candee, Candelle, Candi, Candice, Candie, Candis, Candiss, Candra, Candy, Candyce, Dace, Dacee, Dacey, Dacey, Dacia, Dacie, Dacy, Kandace, Kandice, Kandiss, Kandy and Kanticia.
Baby names that sound like Candace are Candiace, Khandace, Kandyce, Candyse and Candise.
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Popularity of Candace
Candace is a very popular first name for women (#343 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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