What does Chandler mean?
Chandler \ch(a)-nd-ler, 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".
Chandler has 1 feminine form: Chaney.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Chandler for boys. Chandler was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #151 in the U.S. in 1999, and is currently at #420. (2014 Birth Statistics)