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What does Candy mean?

Candy Pronunciation of Candy as a girls' name is pronounced KAN-dee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Candy is "sweet". From the French word "sucre candi", meaning "candied sugar", which is from Arabic "qandi", which is of Indian origin. Also short form of Candace and Candice. Also form of Candida. Also form of Kandace.


ASSOCIATED WITH sweet (beautiful), arabic


VARIANTS Candee, Candi, Candie, Kaandi, Kandi, Kandie, Kandy, Khandi

RELATED FORMS VIA CANDACE, CANDICE Caddy, Canda, Candace, Candas, Candase, Candayce, Candes, Candias, Candice, Candide, Candis, Candise, Candiss, Candist, Candita, Candra, Candus, Candyce, Candys, Candyse, Candyss, Dacey, Dacy, Kandis, Kandus, Kandyce, Kandyse

(female) Caldy, ..

(male) Cant, ..

Candy Darcy (C.D.), ..

How popular is Candy?

Candy is a very popular first name for females (#575 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#21295 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Candy was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #337 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Candace, Candi, Candice, Candida, Candie, Candis, Candra, Candyce, Kandace, Kandi, Kandis and Kandy are the prominent alternative forms of Candy. Other variants, like Candayce, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Candy reached its peak 4 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.4%), but now, versions like Candi have become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candy, Candace, Candi, Candice, Candida in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Candie, Candis, Candra, Candyce, Kandace in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kandi, Kandis, Kandy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Candy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Candy is pronounced similarly to Candia, Chonda, Kandee and Kenda. Other recommended sound-alike names are Amandy, Andy, Brandy, Cacey, Cacy, Cade, Cadey, Cadi, Cady, Cadye, Caity, Caley, Cally, Cammy, Canada, Canna, Carey, Carly, Carmy, Cary, Cascy, Casey, Casidy, Cassy, Casy, Catey, Cathy, Caty, Cay, Cazzy, Chanda, Chandy, Chaney, Cinda, Cindi, Cindl, Cindy, Cindyl, Cinny, Claudy, Coady, Cody, Conny, Cordy, Cynda, Cyndi, Cyndy, Jady, Jandy, Kady, Lady, Laidy, Lindy, Lundy, Lyndy, Maddy, Mady, Mandy, Mindy, Nady, Randy, Sandy, Shandy, Sindy, Syndy, Tandy, Thandy, Wandy, Wendy, Windy and Zandy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Candy.

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