What does Chandra mean?
Chandra [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.
Related girl name: Shandra.Creative forms:
(female) Chadra, Chancha, ..
(male) Chande, Chanry, .. Middle name pairings:
Chandra Nevaeh (C.N.), ..
How popular is Chandra?
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 (#11818 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Chandra was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #345 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Candra, Chanda and Shandra are the popular variation forms of Chandra appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Chandra were popular with parents during 1970-1979 (average #997), but now, forms such as Chandra have become less trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alandra, Calandra, Canda, Candia, Cantara, Casandra▼, Chana▲, Chandal, Chandana, Chandel, Chandlar, 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.See names in meaning and etymology.