What does Candace mean?
Candace /can-dace/ [2 sylls.] 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 relations 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.Kreatif forms: Caldace, Candaco, Candale. [more]
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. 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. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Candace and associated names. Candi, Candice, Candis, Candy, Kandace, Kandice and Kandy are the popular variation forms of Candace. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.3629%) and are now much less popular, with versions such as Candi, Candice, Candy, Kandace and Kandice falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)