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What does Candelario mean?

Candelario Pronunciation of Candelario as a boys' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Candelario is "candles". Refers to the Catholic feast of Candlemas, February 2. The feast marks the day the Holy Family took the baby Jesus to be presented at the temple. It was customary to bless all the candles for the succeeding year on the day of this feast.



VARIANTS Candelareo, Candelaro, Candelerio, Candelero



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How popular is Candelario?

Candelario is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#8166 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Candelario entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #1379 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the list currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Caballero, Caddaric, Caddell, Cadel, Cadell, Cadmar, Caelan, Caesar, Caetano, Caezar, Cajetano, Calder, Candidio (see Candido), Candido, Caolain, Capello, Cardell, Cardelle, Carmeli, Carmello, Carmelo, Castorio (see Castor), Cayetano, Celio, Cesario, Cesaro, Chancelor, Chandler, Claro, Cordero, Cornelio, Crandell, Damario, Dardanio, Demario, Fadelio, Fedelio, Fidelio, Heladio, Helario, Hilario, Ilario, Illario, Januario, Jemario, Lamario, Macario, Maccario, Macerio, Mackario (see Makarios), Makario, Manasio, Melacio, Melasio (see Melesio), Nazario, Paladio, Sandero, Saverio, Undeio (see Indio), Valerio and Videlio. These names tend to be more frequently used than Candelario.