Botanical name and feminine variation of Nicander, Greek
"man of victory"

Nicandra Origin and Meaning

The name Nicandra is a girl's name meaning "man of victory".

Nicandra is the name of a plant known as apple-of-peru and also shoo-fly plant. It's also the feminine form of Nicander, an ancient Greek poet, physician, and grammarian.

Nicandra is the name of the heroine of the novel Loving and Giving by the Anglo-Irish writer Molly Keane.