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What does Candido mean?

Candido [can-di-do] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Candido) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Candido is "white, pure". Volitaire's famous novel "Candide" makes fun of the theory that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". The term "candid" has come to mean "frank, without guile".

Associated with: white, pure, famous, novel (literary), best (great).


Candido has 2 variants: Candide and Candidio.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Cardido, Chandido, ..

(female) Candica, Candidra, ..

How popular is Candido?

Candido is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#20512 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Candido for boys. Candido reached its highest rank of #1519 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Caddice, Caddis, Caddiss, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Caide, Caidin, Caidon, Caio, Cairo, Calvino, Camdin, Camilo, Canady, Canbie, Canice, Canning, Cardin, Carlito, Carmino, Cassidy, Cassio, Caydin, Claudino, Claudio, Clodito (see Claude), Conrado, Lando, Nando, Perdido and Sandino. These names tend to be more frequently used than Candido.