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Meaning of Candace

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The name Candace has the following meaning:

This name was the ancient title of the Ethiopian Queens before the 4th century. It means "fire-white" or "brilliantly white". Rarely used today.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Candace is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 807 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Candace remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Candace in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Candace is pronounced as kan-dus


Candace originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Candace and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Candace: Boys - Clement, Constantine, Donta, Taurean, Girls - Alta, Armida, Beatriz, Brittany, Cara, Claudia, Clementine, Cornelia, Diana, Narda, Regina, Starr, Sylvia, Ursula, Victoria, Both genders - Ocie


Popular Variants for the name Candace: Canace, Candece, Candelle, Candiace, Candice (English), Candie, Candis (English), Candus, Candy, Candyce, Candyse, Cyndyss, Kandace (English), Kandice, Kandiss


Common nicknames for the name Candace are: Candy


We think the name Candace should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Candace to be: A regal, strong woman who has a certain class

In one word, you might describe Candace as a(n) "regal" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Candace (or its variants) are:

Candace Bushnell, born on 1 December, a famous writer. Candace Bushnell's background: New York-based columnist, Best known for her sex column which inspired the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City'.

Candace Helaine Cameron Bure, born on 6 April, a famous actress. Candace Helaine Cameron Bure's background: U.S. actress. Her first major role was in TV series 'St. Elsewhere' on the 1980s, however she is best known as the star of 'Full House', the role of Donna Jo 'D.J.' Tanner.

Candice Patricia Bergen, born on 9 May , a famous actress. Candice Patricia Bergen's background: American actress and model, she is best known for her starring role in the Murphy Brown comedy series, as well as playing the role of Shirley Schimdt in ABC hit series Boston Legal.
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