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What does Candela mean?

Candela Pronunciation of Candela [can-dela] as a girls' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Candela is "candle". Candela is a version of Candelaria (Spanish): relates to the Feast of Candlemass.

Associated with: candle (fire).


3 alternative forms via Candelaria: Candelara, Candelarea and Candeloria.

Creative forms:
(female) Cadela, Cindela, ..

(male) Candell, Canderan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Candela Lilliana (C.L.), ..

How popular is Candela?

Candela is a rare first name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13181 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Candelaria is the only popular varying form of Candela (outside Top 2000). This form of Candela was popular as a baby name in the 1920s (#1415). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candelaria in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cadena, Cadhla, Caela, Camela, Canda, Candee, Candelle, Candes, Candia, Candida, Candita, Candra, Carmela, Carniela, Chandal, Chandel, Chandelle, Chandlar, Chantel, Chantela (see Chantal), Chantele, Chantell, Chantella, Chantila, Cindal, Cindel, Cindell, Cindl, Cindyl, Dangela, Daniela, Janela, Manuela, Sandera, Tangela and Tanjela (see Tangela). These names tend to be more frequently used than Candela.

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