Meaning and Name Origin
Candace \c(a)-nda-ce, can-dace\ as a girls' 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 variants: Caddy, Canda, Candaice, Candance, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candee, Candelle, Candi▼, Candice▼, Candie, Candis, Candiss, Candra, Candy▼, Candyce, Dace, Dacee, Dacey, Dacey, Dacia, Dacie, Dacy, Kandace▼, Kandice▼, Kandiss, Kandy and Kanticia.
Candace▼ has 22 more related variations via Candice: Candes, Candiace, Candias, Candide, Candiese, Candise, Candist, Candita, Candus, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Kandis, Kandise, Kandus, Kandyce, Kandyse, Kantisia, Kendice, Kendis, Khandace and Khandice.
Candace is a very prominent first name for women (#343 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Candace for girls. Candace entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #115 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Candace and associated names. Popular variation forms of Candace appearing in the Top 1000 are Candi, Candice, Candis, Candy, Kandace, Kandice and Kandy. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are now much less popular, with versions such as Candi, Candice, Candy, Kandace and Kandice falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)