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What does Chandler mean?

Chandler /chan-dler/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' 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".

Associated with: surname, 16th century, popular (famous), friends


Chandler has 1 feminine form: Chaney.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Candler, Chandlert, ..

(female) Chancleo, Chandleri, ..

How popular is Chandler?

Chandler is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#379 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Chandler for boys. Chandler was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #151 in the U.S. in 1999, and is currently at #420. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Brander, Calder, Candelaro, Candelerio (see Candelario), Candelero (see Candelario), Casander, Chaddie, Chalklea (see Chalkley), Chalkley, Chalmer, Chance, Chancelor, Chancey, Chand, Chandak, Chandan, Chane, Chaney, Chaniel, Channe, Chanse, Chantrey, Chanyel, Chanze, Charles, Charley, Cleander, Cranlee (see Cranley), Cranley, Evander, Handlea (see Hanley), Handley, Isander, Lander, Leander, Liander, Neander, Randle, Saddler, Sadler, Sander, Shandey (see Shandy), Shanley, Shannley, Thandey, Thandie, Vander, Xander, Ysander (see Isandro) and Zander. These names tend to be more commonly used than Chandler.