What does Candelario mean?
Candelario \c(a)-ndela-rio, can-de-lario\ as a boys' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Candelario is "candles". Refers to the Catholic feast of Candlemas, February 2. The feast marks the day the Holy Family took the baby Jesus to be presented at the temple. It was customary to bless all the candles for the succeeding year on the day of this feast.
Candelario is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#8166 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Candelario for boys. Candelario entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #946 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)