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

The name Candace is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white, pure, sincere". Candace and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #67 (w/ occupations)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Candace

Candace Helaine Cameron-Bure, American actress
Candace Nelson, American chef and TV personality
Candace Bushnell, American journalist and author
Candace Nicole Parker, American basketball player
Candace Beebe Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist
Candace Groth Fleming, American children's author
Candace Hutson, American actress
Candace Hilligoss, American actress
Candace Kita, American actress and model
Candace Pauline Camp, American novelist
Candace Kaye Bailey, American actress and TV personality
Candace Marie Celmer, American actress and singer
Candace June "Candy" Clark, American actress
Candace Owens, also known as RedPillBlack; African-American conservative commentator

Pop Culture References for the name Candace

Candace Arme, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Candace "Caddy" Compson, character in William Faulkner's "The Sound and The Fury"
Candace Flynn, character in animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
Candace Kincaid, character in "The List" by Siobhan Vivian
Candace "Cannie" Shapiro, character in "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner
Candace Butler, character in TV's "The Forgotten"


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.