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Chandra meaning and name origin
Chandra \ch(a)-nd-ra, chan-dra\ as a girl's 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.
Chandra has 8 variant forms: Candra, Chader, Chanda, Chandara, Chandria, Chandrika, Chandy and Chaundra.
For more information, see also the related name Shandra.
Baby names that sound like Chandra are Chantra, Chantri, Chantara, Chantrea, Shanedra and Tiandra.
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Popularity of Chandra
Chandra is a very popular first name for women (#756 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27874 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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