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Meaning and Name Origin

Kandy \k(a)-ndy, kan-dy\ as a name for girls. Kandy's name origins are Latin and English, and the name Kandy means "clarity, whiteness; sweet". Kandy is a variation of Candace (Latin): also possibly derived from a Nubian word meaning "queen mother". Kandy is also a variant of Candy (English): from the French word "sucre candi", meaning "candied sugar", which is from Arabic "qandi", which is of Indian origin. Kandy is also used as a form of Kandace.


Kandy has 9 variants: Canda, Candee, Candi, Candie, Kaandi, Kandee, Kandi, Kandie and Khandi.

Kandy has 23 more related variations via Candace, Candy, Kandace: Caddy, Candaice, Candance, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candelle, Candice, Candis, Candiss, Candra, Candyce, Dace, Dacee, Dacey, Dacia, Dacie, Dacy, Kandice, Kandis, Kandiss, Kandyce and Kanticia.


Kandy is a very prominent first name for females (#1847 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kandy for girls. Kandy entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #898 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kandy and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Kandy listed in the Top 1000 are Kandi, Kandice, Kandace, Candy, Candi, Candice, Candis and Candace. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1980-1989 and has become much less since, with versions such as Kandace, Kandice, Candy, Candice and Candi becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Candace, Candi, Candice, Candis, Candy, Kandace, Kandi, Kandice, Kandy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kandy is alike in pronunciation to Kenda. Other suggested similar baby names are Jandy, Kady, Mandy, Randy, Sandy, Tandy, Wandy and Zandy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kandy.