Chandler

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41k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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79k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Chandler mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Chandler

"Chandler" is a name of English origin, and it means "Candle Maker". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chan"dler
Senses
  1. A maker or seller of candles."The chandler's basket, on his shoulder borne, With tallow spots thy coat." [Gay.]
  2. A dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler .

Etymology: F. chandelier a candlestick, a maker or seller of candles, LL. candelarius chandler, fr. L. candela candle. See Candle, and cf. Chandelier

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
  2. A retail dealer in provisions and supplies
  3. United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
Wiktionary
  1. An English occupational surname for a maker or seller of candles.
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname.
  3. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Chandler

Chandler Parsons is a basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, Cholet Basket, and Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2011. Chandler was born on October 25th, 1988 in Casselberry, Florida.

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Chandler Riggs is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Chandler was born on June 27th, 1999 in Atlanta.

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Chandler Muriel Bing is a statistical analysis, data reconfiguration, junior advertising copywriter, and advertising.

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Chandler Jones is a football player. Chandler was born on February 27th, 1990 in Rochester, New York.

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Chandler Harnish is a football player. Chandler was born on July 28th, 1988 in Bluffton, Indiana.

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Chandler Canterbury is an actor. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Chandler was born on December 17th, 1998 in Houston, Texas, U.S. Chandler is also known as Chan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chandler

Kyle Chandler is an actor. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Kyle was given the name Kyle Martin Chandler on September 17th, 1965 in Buffalo, New York.

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Raymond Chandler was a crime fiction, suspense, and hardboiled writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to present. Raymond was given the name Raymond Thornton Chandler on July 23rd, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1959.

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Michael was born on April 24th, 1986 in High Ridge, Missouri.

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Tyson Chandler is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2001. Tyson was born on October 2nd, 1982 in Hanford, California.

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Chas Chandler was a rock, r&b, psychedelic rock, rhythm, and blues musician, producer, a&r representative, artists, and repertoire. He plays Epiphone Rivoli. He was most prominent from 1957 to 1996. Chas was given the name Bryan James Chandler on December 18th, 1938 in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Chas is also known as Chas Chandler. He left this life on July 17th, 1996.

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Evan Chandler was a dentist and screenwriter. Evan was given the name Evan Robert Charmatz on January 25th, 1944 in The Bronx. Evan is also known as Evan Chandler. He breathed his last breath on November 5th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1911 5 0 5
1912 18 0 18
1913 9 0 9
1914 22 0 22
1915 24 0 24
1916 26 0 26
1917 28 0 28
1918 25 0 25
1919 36 0 36
1920 39 0 39
1921 26 0 26
1922 37 0 37
1923 25 0 25
1924 26 0 26
1925 27 0 27
1926 27 0 27
1927 28 0 28
1928 22 0 22
1929 21 0 21
1930 14 0 14
1931 28 0 28
1932 18 0 18
1933 25 0 25
1934 29 0 29
1935 25 0 25
1936 20 0 20
1937 23 0 23
1938 15 0 15
1939 22 0 22
1940 11 0 11
1941 15 0 15
1942 24 0 24
1943 23 0 23
1944 20 0 20
1945 18 0 18
1946 22 0 22
1947 32 0 32
1948 19 0 19
1949 21 0 21
1950 23 0 23
1951 22 0 22
1952 17 0 17
1953 16 0 16
1954 24 0 24
1955 23 0 23
1956 26 0 26
1957 32 0 32
1958 22 0 22
1959 25 0 25
1960 28 0 28
1961 31 0 31
1962 38 10 28
1963 31 0 31
1964 31 0 31
1965 27 0 27
1966 34 0 34
1967 50 0 50
1968 51 0 51
1969 83 0 83
1970 108 5 103
1971 99 0 99
1972 100 6 94
1973 64 5 59
1974 53 8 45
1975 66 0 66
1976 73 7 66
1977 55 7 48
1978 68 5 63
1979 77 7 70
1980 85 19 66
1981 88 18 70
1982 108 18 90
1983 109 21 88
1984 136 18 118
1985 134 14 120
1986 162 20 142
1987 234 36 198
1988 265 41 224
1989 366 65 301
1990 480 84 396
1991 557 90 467
1992 990 437 553
1993 1,394 733 661
1994 1,274 570 704
1995 2,600 744 1,856
1996 2,678 493 2,185
1997 2,212 416 1,796
1998 2,364 412 1,952
1999 2,842 447 2,395
2000 2,457 326 2,131
2001 2,032 240 1,792
2002 1,640 223 1,417
2003 1,442 172 1,270
2004 1,266 136 1,130
2005 1,026 156 870
2006 885 132 753
2007 809 135 674
2008 729 122 607
2009 679 100 579
2010 640 116 524
2011 755 140 615
2012 756 161 595
2013 869 195 674
2014 952 222 730
2015 979 249 730
2016 916 264 652
2017 836 246 590

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Popularity of Chandler as a first name

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Popularity of Chandler as a last name

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Common last names for Chandler

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chandler U.S.
  White 74.49% 64.26%
  African American 19.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chandler

People with the last name Chandler are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Chandler

  • What name lists does Chandler rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Chandler? Chandler is the 1,137th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chandler was the 404th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Chandler have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 41,055 babies born with the first name Chandler in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chandler to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chandler? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chandler first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chandler is Monday, May 27th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Chandler born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chandler was in 1999 with a total of 2,395 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chandler!
  • Random Chandler Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chandler ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 103 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Chandler: Your name in reverse order is Reldnahc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alhcnder. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chandler? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 79,186 people with the last name Chandler.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chandler? Chandler was ranked as the 404th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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