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Origin & Meaning

The name Candace is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Candace is "brilliantly white, glittering white".  

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "queen mother".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1716  in baby name popularity for girls with 121 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Candace Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Candace has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Candace to other names.


In addition to meaning "brilliantly white", the name may have derived from a Nubian word meaning "queen mother" which was used as a title by Ethiopian Queens much like Caesar was used by Roman Emporers. One of the Queens is mentioned in the New Testament.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Candace include Candance, Candiace, Candian, Candiance, Candice, Candis, Candise, Candiss, Canditia, Candius, Candyace, Candyce.

Candace has the diminutive (nickname) Candi.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Candace in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Candace.

Just for fun, see the name Candace in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Candace in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.