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What does Chandra mean?

Chandra Pronunciation of Chandra as a girls' name is pronounced SHAN-drah, SHAHN-drah. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Chandra is "moon shining". The greatest Hindu goddess Devi is also known as Chandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH moon, shining (light), greatest, goddess


VARIANTS Candra, Chader, Chanda, Chandara, Chandria, Chandrika, Chandy, Chaundra

SEE ALSO Shandra



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How popular is Chandra?

Chandra is a very prominent first name for women (#756 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11818 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Chandra entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #345 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Candra and Chanda are the popular variation forms of Chandra rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Chandra was widespread during 1970-1979 (MEDIAN #960), but now, forms like Chandra have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chandra, Candra, Chanda in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chandra is pronounced similarly to Chandria, Chaundra and Shandra. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alandra, Calandra, Canda, Candia, Candra, Cantara, Casandra, Chana, Chanda, Chandal, Chandana, Chandara, Chandel, Chandlar, Chandrika, Chandy, Chanha, Chania, Chanina, Chaniya, Channa, Chanta, Chantara, Chantarai, Chantea, Chanter, Chantra, Chantrea, Chantrel, Chantri, Chanya, Chara, Chinara, Chonda, Cintra, Cyndra, Deandra, Diandra, Dyandra, Kandra, Keandra, Kiandra, Landra, Leandra, Pandra, Phadra, Phaedra, Phaidra, Sandra, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shanedra (see Sha-), Tiandra, Xandra and Zandra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chandra.