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What does Candido mean?

Candido Pronunciation of Candido as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Candido) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Candido is "white, pure". Volitaire's famous novel "Candide" makes fun of the theory that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". The term "candid" has come to mean "frank, without guile".


ASSOCIATED WITH white, pure, famous, novel (literary), best (great)


VARIANTS Candide, Candidio



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How popular is Candido?

Candido is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#20512 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Candido reached its highest rank of #1519 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Caddice, Caddis, Caddiss, Cadmo (see Cadmus), Caide, Caidin, Caidon, Caio, Cairo, Calvino, Camdin, Camilo, Canady, Canbie, Canice, Canning, Cardin, Carlito, Carmino, Cassidy, Cassio, Caydin, Claudino, Claudio, Clodito (see Claude), Conrado, Lando, Nando, Perdido and Sandino. These names tend to be more frequently used than Candido.

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