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What does Candace mean?

Candace /can-da-ce/ 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.

Associated with: whiteness, ancient, roman, bible, 20th century (modern)


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 18 more relations via Candice: Candes, Candiace, Candias, Candide, Candiese, Candise, Candist, Candita, Candus, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Kandise, Kandyce, Kandyse, Kendice, Khandace and Khandice.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Cadace, Candasa, ..

(male) Candale, Candane, ..

How popular is Candace?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Candace for girls. Candace reached its highest position of #116 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1716 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candace name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Candace outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of the girl name Candace and associated names. Candance, Candi, Candice (#1622 via latest list), Candie, Candis, Candra, Candy, Candyce, Dacia, Kandace, Kandice and Kandy are the popular variation forms of Candace (#1716 via latest list). These forms of Candace reached the top of their popularity 34 years ago (adoption of 0.36%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.01%, down 97%), with versions such as Candy becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candace, Candance, Candi, Candice, Candie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candis, Candra, Candy, Candyce, Dacia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kandace, Kandice, Kandy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Candace and related baby names outside U.S.