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What does Candide mean?

Candide Pronunciation of Candide [can-dide] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Candide) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Candide is "white, pure". Candide is a variant form of Candido (Latin).

Associated with: white, pure.


1 alternative form via Candido: Candidio.

1 feminine form: Candida.

Creative forms:
(male) Cadide, Chadide, ..

(female) Candile, Candine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Candide Hiro (C.H.), ..

How popular is Candide?

Candide is an unusual given name for men. Candide is an equally unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Candide (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Candido. This form of Candide was favored 45 years ago. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candido in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cadbee, Cadbie (see Cadby), Caddice, Caddis, Caddiss, Cade, Caide, Caiden, Caidin, Caile, Caine, Cairde, Callice, Camdin, Canady, Canbie, Canice, Canning, Canute, Cardin, Carlile, Carmine, Casmire, Cassidey, Cassidy, Caydin, Chaddie, Codie, Connie, Conrade, Dandie, Davide, Jaide, Randie, Sandie and Tandie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Candide.

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