"white, pure, sincere"

Candace Origin and Meaning

The name Candace is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white, pure, sincere".

Candace, an ancient title of a dynasty of Ethiopian queens mentioned in the New Testament, is associated both with actress Candice Bergen and Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell. Both spellings were most popular in the 1980s, but are rarely used for babies today, perhaps due to the sticky sweetness of nickname Candy.

William Faulkner used the name Candace, shortened to Caddy, as a main character in his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury.

# 923 in the US

Candace Rank in US Top 1000

# 1318 on Nameberry

Candace Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Candace Popularity

Famous People Named Candace

  • Candace Helaine CameronBure, American actress
  • Candace NelsonAmerican chef and TV personality
  • Candace BushnellAmerican journalist and author
  • Candace Nicole ParkerAmerican basketball player
  • Candace Beebe PertAmerican neuroscientist and pharmacologist
  • Candace Groth FlemingAmerican children's author
  • Candace HutsonAmerican actress
  • Candace HilligossAmerican actress
  • Candace KitaAmerican actress and model
  • Candace Pauline CampAmerican novelist
  • Candace Kaye BaileyAmerican actress and TV personality
  • Candace Marie CelmerAmerican actress and singer
  • Candace June "Candy" ClarkAmerican actress
  • Candace Owensalso known as RedPillBlack; African,American conservative commentator

Candace in Pop Culture

  • Candace Armecharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Candace "Caddy" Compsoncharacter in William Faulkner's "The Sound and The Fury"
  • Candace Flynncharacter in animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
  • Candace Kincaidcharacter in "The List" by Siobhan Vivian
  • Candace "Cannie" Shapirocharacter in "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner
  • Candace Butlercharacter in TV's "The Forgotten"