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What does Candace mean?

Candace Pronunciation of Candace 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 (old), roman, bible, 20th century (modern)


VARIANTS 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, Kanticia

RELATIONS VIA CANDICE Candes, Candiace, Candias, Candide, Candiese, Candise, Candist, Candita, Candus, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Kandise, Kandyce, Kandyse, Kendice, Khandace, Khandice



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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)

Candace reached its highest position of #116 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1974 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

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

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

Which version is better?

Candance, Candi, Candice (#1624 VIA LATEST LIST), Candie, Candis, Candra, Candy, Candyce, Dacia, Kandace, Kandice and Kandy are the popular variation forms of Candace (#1974). These forms of Candace reached the top of their popularity 36 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.