Meaning and name origin
Candy \c(a)-ndy, can-dy\ as a girl's 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.
Candy is a very popular first name for females (#575 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21687 out of 88799, Top 24%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Candy for girls. Candy reached its highest rank of #336 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Candy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kandace, Kandi, Kandy, Candy, Candida, Candi, Candice and Candace. (2014 statistics).
Candy▼ is also pronounced similarly to Canda and Candia. Other suggested similar baby names are Caddy, Cady, Canada, Candys, Chanda▼, Chandy, Cinda▼, Cindi▼, Cindy▼, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Jandy, Mandy▼, Randy▼, Sandy▼, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Candy.