What does Chandra mean?
Chandra \ch(a)-nd-ra, chan-dra\ 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Shandra.
Chandra is a very popular first name for females (#756 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#27874 out of 88799, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Chandra for girls. Chandra was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #353 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chanda is the only other popular variation form of Chandra appearing in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and has become much less widespread since, with the forms Chanda and Chandra becoming less trendy. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Chandra and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)