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What does Candelaria mean?

Candelaria Pronunciation of Candelaria [can-de-lar-ia] as a girls' name is pronounced kahn-de-LAH-ryah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Candelaria is "candle". Relates to the Feast of Candlemass, on February 2, commemorating Christ's presentation at the Temple.

Associated with: candle (fire).


Candelaria has 4 variants: Candela, Candelara, Candelarea and Candeloria.

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Middle name pairings:
Candelaria Makenna (C.M.), ..

How popular is Candelaria?

Candelaria is a very popular first name for women (#1543 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#4526 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Candelaria was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1415 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cacelia, Cambaria, Camelia, Camellia, Cammelia (see Camellia), Candelle, Candia, Candra, Cantara, Carmelia, Carmelitia (see Carmel), Carmellia, Cearia, Chandara, Chandel, Chandelle, Chandlar, Chandler, Chandria, Chantela (see Chantal), Chantella, Cindel, Cindell, Cordelia, Mandelin, Mandellin (see Mandoline), Sadellia, Sandera, Sandria, Valaria and Xandria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Candelaria.

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