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What does Chandler mean?

Chandler Pronunciation of Chandler 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 Cha-, -er, surname, 16th century, popular (famous), friends





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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)

Chandler was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #151 in the U.S. in 1999, and is currently at #423. (2015 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-sounding 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.

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