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What does Chandra mean?

Chandra Pronunciation of Chandra as a girls' name is pronounced SHAN-drah, SHAHN-drah. It is of Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Chandra is "moon shining". The greatest Hindu goddess Devi is also known as Chandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH moon, shining (light), greatest, goddess


VARIANTS Candra, Chader, Chanda, Chandara, Chandria, Chandrika, Chandy, Chaundra

SEE ALSO Shandra



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How popular is Chandra?

Chandra is a very popular first name for females (#756 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#11818 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Chandra was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #345 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Candra, Chanda and Shandra are the popular variation forms of Chandra appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Chandra were popular with parents during 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #997), but now, forms such as Chandra have become less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chandra, Candra, Chanda, Shandra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alandra, Calandra, Canda, Candia, Cantara, Casandra, Chana, Chandal, Chandana, Chandel, Chandlar, Chanha, Chania, Chanina, Chaniya, Channa, Chanta, Chantara, Chantarai, Chantea, Chanter, Chantra, Chantrea, Chantrel, Chantri, Chanya, Chara, Chinara, Chonda, Cintra, Cyndra, Deandra, Diandra, Dyandra, Kandra, Keandra, Kiandra, Landra, Leandra, Pandra, Phadra, Phaedra, Phaidra, Sandra, Shanda, Shandea (see Shandy), Shanedra (see Sha-), Tiandra, Xandra and Zandra. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chandra.

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