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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 girl name Shandra.


Chandra is a very popular first name for females (#756 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27874 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chandra for girls. Chandra reached its highest rank of #353 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Chandra and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chandra and Chanda. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chanda, Chandra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Chantara, Chantra, Chantrea, Chantri and Cyndra. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chandra.