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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.

Candace is also pronounced similarly to Candiace, Candise, Candyse, Kandyce and Khandace.

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Popularity of Candace

Candace is a very popular first name for females (#343 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Candace name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Candace with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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