Gender: Female Meaning of Candace: "white, pure, sincere" Origin of Candace: Latin

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Candace

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disqus_ZyO88diLNB Says:


I used to Watch MURPHY BROWN and I Liked hrr Character name but I Spell my daughter's Name... CANDACE!

disqus_ZyO88diLNB Says:


I Named my Youngest daughter CANDACE!

Lizzy Lou Says:


It doesn't. I was born in the UK (dad is from Wales, mom is from Ireland but moved to the US as a baby and has no accent) and my sister's name is Candice. It's fine in the US but my aunts/uncles/cousins all day her name weird.

Ray Says:


I like the name Candace.

otheralix Says:


The origin of Candice is Latin, Candace was the title of Ethiopian Queens mentioned in the New Testament. In Ethiopia, the term used isn't Candace.

JD Says:


Under "Origin" it says Latin, but then under "Name Info" it says it is from Ethiopian...which is it?

wavygirl Says:


prefer Candice

ridersienna Says:


In a British accent it really doesn't flow properly.