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pinWhat does Candy mean?

Candy /can-dy/ [2 sylls.] 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.


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

Affiliated girl names: Candida and Kandace.

Candy has 46 more related forms via Candace, Candice: Caddy, Canda, Candace, Candaice, Candance, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candelle, Candes, Candiace, Candias, Candice, Candide, Candiese, Candis, Candise, Candiss, Candist, Candita, Candra, Candus, Candyce, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Dace, Dacee, Dacey, Dacia, Dacie, Dacy, Kandace, Kandice, Kandis, Kandise, Kandiss, Kandus, Kandyce, Kandyse, Kanticia, Kantisia, Kendice, Kendis, Khandace and Khandice.

Kreatif forms: Camdy, Canly, Casdy. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Candy for girls. Candy was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #336 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candy name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Candy and associated names. Candace, Candi, Candice, Candida, Candis, Kandace, Kandi, Kandice and Kandy are the prominent alternative forms of Candy. Variants like Dacee are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2903%) and has become significantly less since, with versions like Candi, Candida, Candy, Kandace and Kandice becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candy, Candace, Candi, Candice, Candida in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candis, Kandace, Kandi, Kandice, Kandy in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Candy is pronounced similarly to Candia. Other recommended similar baby names are Cady, Canada, Chanda, Chandy, Cinda, Cindi, Cindy, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Jandy, Mandy, Randy, Sandy, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Candy.