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What does Candy mean?

Candy Pronunciation of Candy [can-dy] as a girls' name is pronounced KAN-dee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Candy is "sweet". From the French word "sucre candi", meaning "candied sugar", which is from Arabic "qandi", which is of Indian origin. Also short form of Candace and Candice.

Associated with: sweet (beautiful), arabic.


Candy has 8 variants: Candee, Candi, Candie, Kaandi, Kandi, Kandie, Kandy and Khandi.

Affiliated girl names: Candida and Kandace.

27 more related forms via Candace, Candice: Caddy, Canda, Candace, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candes, Candias, Candice, Candide, Candis, Candise, Candiss, Candist, Candita, Candra, Candus, Candyce, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Dacey, Dacy, Kandis, Kandus, Kandyce and Kandyse.

Creative forms:
(female) Caldy, Cancy, ..

(male) Cant, Canut, ..

Middle name pairings:
Candy Aleigha (C.A.), ..

How popular is Candy?

Candy is a very popular first name for females (#575 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#21295 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Candy was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #337 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Candace, Candi, Candice (#1854 from current records), Candida, Candie, Candis, Candra, Candyce, Kandace, Kandi, Kandis and Kandy are the prominent alternative forms of Candy. Other variants, like Candayce, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Candy reached its peak 4 decades ago (usage of 0.4%) and has become significantly less since, with versions like Candice becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candy, Candace, Candi, Candice, Candida in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candie, Candis, Candra, Candyce, Kandace in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kandi, Kandis, Kandy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Candy is pronounced similarly to Candia, Chonda, Kandee and Kenda. Other recommended names are Amandy, Andy, Brandy, Cacey, Cacy, Cade, Cadey, Cadi, Cady, Cadye, Caity, Caley, Cally, Cammy, Canada, Canna, Carey, Carly, Carmy, Cary, Cascy, Casey, Casidy, Cassy, Casy, Catey, Cathy, Caty, Cay, Cazzy, Chanda, Chandy, Chaney, Cinda, Cindi, Cindl, Cindy, Cindyl, Cinny, Claudy, Coady, Cody, Conny, Cordy, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Lady, Laidy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy, Mindy, Nady, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Sindy, Syndy, Tandy, Thandy, Wandy, Wendy, Windy and Zandy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Candy.

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