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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Candelaria

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  1. (Christianity) Candlemas (Christian feast that commemorates the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple)
  2. Candelária (municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Notable Persons Named Candelaria

Candelaria was born on January 3rd, 1991 in Buenos Aires.

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Candelaria Pérez is a military person. Her military service ended in 1840.

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Candelaria was born on December 11th, 1852 in Bayamo, Cuba. Candelaria is also known as Canducha". She breathed her last breath on January 19th, 1914.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Candelaria

They hold the title Virgin of Candelaria and Saint Patron of the Canary Islands..

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John Candelaria is a baseball player. John was born on November 6th, 1953 in Brooklyn.

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Jacob was born in 1986.

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Nash Candelaria is a novel and short story novelist. He was most active from 1977 to 1977. Nash was born on May 7th, 1928 in Los Angeles, California.

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Juan was born on October 27th, 1970 in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 7 7 0
1894 5 5 0
1896 6 6 0
1900 7 7 0
1902 9 9 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1907 10 10 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 12 12 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 11 11 0
1913 10 10 0
1914 15 15 0
1915 21 21 0
1916 13 13 0
1917 21 21 0
1918 18 18 0
1919 27 27 0
1920 35 35 0
1921 31 31 0
1922 30 30 0
1923 20 20 0
1924 35 35 0
1925 34 34 0
1926 28 28 0
1927 26 26 0
1928 32 32 0
1929 49 49 0
1930 39 39 0
1931 21 21 0
1932 24 24 0
1933 14 14 0
1934 27 27 0
1935 20 20 0
1936 17 17 0
1937 17 17 0
1938 12 12 0
1939 11 11 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 18 18 0
1942 21 21 0
1943 15 15 0
1944 23 23 0
1945 19 19 0
1946 19 19 0
1947 19 19 0
1948 17 17 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 19 19 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 14 14 0
1955 8 8 0
1956 14 14 0
1958 17 17 0
1959 10 10 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 11 11 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 16 16 0
1969 13 13 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 17 17 0
1972 16 16 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 21 21 0
1975 26 26 0
1976 22 22 0
1977 12 12 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 29 29 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 33 33 0
1983 22 22 0
1984 25 25 0
1985 19 19 0
1986 27 27 0
1987 30 30 0
1988 15 15 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 27 27 0
1991 23 23 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 28 28 0
1994 38 38 0
1995 30 30 0
1996 32 32 0
1997 33 33 0
1998 24 24 0
1999 35 35 0
2000 30 30 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 33 33 0
2004 40 40 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 34 34 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 22 22 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 16 16 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 26 26 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 17 17 0
2016 14 14 0
2017 14 14 0

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Popularity of Candelaria as a first name

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Popularity of Candelaria as a last name

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Common last names for Candelaria

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Flores
  • Torres
  • Gonzales
  • Gomez
  • Cruz
  • Mendez

Common first names for Candelaria

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Candelaria U.S.
  White 11.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 81.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Candelaria

People with the last name Candelaria are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Candelaria

  • How Popular is the name Candelaria? Candelaria is the 6,077th most popular name of all time. As a last name Candelaria was the 4,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Candelaria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,366 babies born with the first name Candelaria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Candelaria to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Candelaria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Candelaria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Candelaria is Thursday, February 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Candelaria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Candelaria was in 1929 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Candelaria Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Candelaria ranks 97th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 10 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Candelaria: Your name in reverse order is Airalednac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iraaclnade. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Candelaria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,483 people with the last name Candelaria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Candelaria? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Candelaria as their last name.

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