Meaning and name origin
Chandler \ch(a)-nd-ler, chan-dler\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Chandler), is pronounced CHAND-ler. It is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Chandler is "candle maker and seller". From "chandele" meaning "candle". Occupational name and surname. The extended term "retail dealer" came up in the 16th century. The name is popular for use as a given name, probably due to the character of Chandler Bing on the TV series "Friends".
There is 1 feminine form of Chandler: Chaney.
Chandler is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#322 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Chandler for boys. Chandler reached its highest rank of #151 in the U.S. in 1999 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).