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".
Chandler has 1 feminine form: Chaney.Creative forms:
(male) Candler, Chandlert, ..
(female) Chancleo, Chandleri, .. Middle name pairings:
Chandler Rocco (C.R.), ..
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)
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.