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What does Candice mean?

Candice /can-di-ce/ as a girls' name is pronounced KAN-dis. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Candice is "clarity, whiteness".

From "canditia". Respelling of Candace, possibly influenced by Clarice. American actress Candice Bergen.

Associated with: whiteness


Candice has 27 variants: Candace, Candes, Candiace, Candias, Candide, Candiese, Candis, Candise, Candiss, Candist, Candita, Candus, Candyce, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Kandice, Kandis, Kandise, Kandus, Kandyce, Kandyse, Kantisia, Kendice, Kendis, Khandace and Khandice.

Related girl names: Candy and Janice.

Candice has 14 more related forms via Candace, Clarice: Canda, Candaice, Candance, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candee, Candelle, Candi, Candie, Candra, Candy, Kandace and Kandiss.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Candile, Cindice, ..

(male) Candiler, Candine, ..

How popular is Candice?

Candice is a very popular first name for women (#362 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Candice for girls. Candice was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #97 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #1622 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Candice (#1622 a year ago) are Janice (#1325 a year ago), Candace (#1716), Clarice, Kandis, Kandace, Candyce, Kandice, Candra, Candance, Candi, Candie, Candis and Candy. Other forms, like Candaice, are uncommon. These forms of Candice reached the apex of their popularity 64 years ago (median #1141) and are now significantly less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candice, Candace, Candance, Candi, Candie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candis, Candra, Candy, Candyce, Clarice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janice, Kandace, Kandice, Kandis in U.S.

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