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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 a very popular first name for females (#343 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Candace for girls. Candace reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candace name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Candace and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kandace, Kandice, Kandy, Candy, Candis, Candi, Candice and Candace. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candace, Candi, Candice, Candis, Candy, Kandace, Kandice, Kandy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Candace is also pronounced similarly to Candiace, Candise, Candyse, Kandyce and Khandace. These names tend to be less commonly used than Candace.