Candace

First Name
85k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Candace mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Candace

"Candace" is a name of English origin, and it means "Queen of Ethiopia". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Ancient Greek Κανδάκη, from a Nubian hereditary title of ancient queens of Napata (Ethiopia).

  1. A female given name.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of candace (a Nubian queen).

Notable Persons Named Candace

Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer, author, and talk show host. She has been prominent since 1982. Candace was given the name Candace Helaine Cameron on April 6th, 1976 in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Candace Parker is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks and UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Women's National Basketball Association. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Candace was born on April 19th, 1986 in St. Louis.

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Candy Clark is an actress. She has been prominent since 1972. Candy was given the name Candace June Clark on November 20th, 1947 in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Candace Bushnell is a writer. Candace was born on December 1st, 1958 in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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Candace Newmaker was a notable individual. Candace was given the name Candace Tiara Elmore on November 19th, 1989 in Lincolnton, North Carolina, US. She left this life on April 18th, 2000.

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Candace Bailey is an actress and television personality. She has been prominent since 1999. Candace was given the name Candace Kaye Bailey on May 20th, 1982 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Candace

Gratien Candace was a famous somebody. Gratien was born on December 18th, 1873. He left this life on April 11th, 1953.

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How popular is the baby name Candace in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 8 8 0
1884 7 7 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 6 6 0
1890 6 6 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 6 6 0
1897 6 6 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 9 9 0
1901 5 5 0
1903 6 6 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 13 13 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 5 5 0
1916 19 19 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 18 18 0
1921 9 9 0
1922 15 15 0
1923 16 16 0
1924 11 11 0
1925 14 14 0
1926 11 11 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 14 14 0
1933 19 19 0
1934 6 6 0
1935 11 11 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 19 19 0
1938 20 20 0
1939 26 26 0
1940 31 31 0
1941 30 30 0
1942 129 129 0
1943 233 233 0
1944 307 307 0
1945 632 632 0
1946 1,001 1,001 0
1947 1,318 1,318 0
1948 1,446 1,446 0
1949 1,594 1,589 5
1950 1,648 1,648 0
1951 1,737 1,732 5
1952 1,835 1,835 0
1953 1,753 1,753 0
1954 1,554 1,554 0
1955 1,414 1,414 0
1956 1,403 1,403 0
1957 1,161 1,155 6
1958 846 846 0
1959 908 908 0
1960 843 843 0
1961 740 740 0
1962 809 804 5
1963 862 862 0
1964 837 837 0
1965 970 970 0
1966 1,223 1,223 0
1967 1,118 1,118 0
1968 1,178 1,178 0
1969 1,307 1,298 9
1970 1,426 1,426 0
1971 1,310 1,310 0
1972 1,253 1,253 0
1973 1,133 1,133 0
1974 1,155 1,155 0
1975 1,129 1,123 6
1976 1,212 1,212 0
1977 1,145 1,140 5
1978 1,327 1,327 0
1979 1,601 1,595 6
1980 2,199 2,188 11
1981 2,585 2,579 6
1982 2,862 2,851 11
1983 2,706 2,697 9
1984 2,685 2,669 16
1985 2,714 2,705 9
1986 2,469 2,459 10
1987 2,337 2,329 8
1988 2,425 2,419 6
1989 2,282 2,269 13
1990 2,171 2,164 7
1991 1,941 1,936 5
1992 1,661 1,661 0
1993 1,309 1,309 0
1994 1,100 1,100 0
1995 966 966 0
1996 760 760 0
1997 625 625 0
1998 534 534 0
1999 463 463 0
2000 421 421 0
2001 338 338 0
2002 329 329 0
2003 341 341 0
2004 307 307 0
2005 269 269 0
2006 249 249 0
2007 253 253 0
2008 217 217 0
2009 198 198 0
2010 133 133 0
2011 141 141 0
2012 100 100 0
2013 99 99 0
2014 121 121 0
2015 90 90 0
2016 100 100 0

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Popularity of Candace as a first name

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Common last names for Candace

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Taylor
  • Moore
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Fun Facts about the name Candace

  • How Popular is the name Candace? Candace is the 713th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Candace have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 84,542 babies born with the first name Candace in the United States. That's more than enough people named Candace to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Candace? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Candace first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Candace is Sunday, October 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Candace born? The highest recorded use of the first name Candace was in 1982 with a total of 2,851 babies. That's a lot of babies named Candace!
  • Random Candace Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Candace ranks 76th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 10 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Candace: Your name in reverse order is Ecadnac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cceadna. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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