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Gender: Female Meaning of Candida: "white" Origin of Candida: Latin

The name Candida is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white". Candida and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Attractive ancient name borne by several saints but sullied by association with yeast infection.

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Famous People Named Candida

Saint Candida the Elder, Neapolitan saint
Maria Candida of the Eucharist, beatified Carmelite nun
Candida Balfour, English journalist and blogger, niece to the Duke of Norfolk
Candida Branca Flor, Portuguese entertainer and traditional singer
Candida Cave, English artist and writer
Candida Doyle, Irish keyboard player and singer with band Pulp
Candida Höfer, German photographer
Candida Lycett Green, British author
Candida Moss, English academic and writer
Candida Royalle, American pornographic producer-director
Candida Thompson, English violinist
Candida Tobin, English author of a music education system

Pop Culture References for the name Candida

Candida albicans, yeast/mold responsible for yeast infections
"Candida," play George Bernard Shaw, produced in 1897
Candida, character on Disney TV sitcom "Phil of the Future"
"Candida", Song by Tony Orlando and Dawn

Candie, Candeea, Candi, Candita, Candy, Candia

Candida's International Variations

Candide (French)


kiera_1225 Says:


My grandmother's name is Candida. I would love to pass it down, but the yeast infection just ruins it for me - especially considering the fact that so many people know about it. Candida would even be a nice middle name for a girl, too. I'd like one of my potential girl's names to be Victoria, and "Victoria Candida" sounds very beautiful and elegant. Such a shame.

lavendel Says:


Just sad that a yeast infection had to be given this name. What a waste.

perdireinz Says:


Yeast infection. No.

Daiseymae Says:


All I can think of is itch, itch, and itch.

CookiesAndPurple Says:


Um...are you sure you posted this in the right spot? This is a baby naming website.

Jennifer R. Hallum Says:


I used to suffer from persistent candida for about 10 years so I very much relate to people who suffer from it. No medications or treatments ever really did anything for me (i tried them all haha) but I was actually able to cure my candida naturally after countless hours of online research. What worked for me is as follows:

1. Coconut Oil. Apply this to the effected area 3/4 times a day to treat existent candida and allow for further root treatment.

2. Follow every step in the in the video & full guide seen at curehealthproblem*com/candida (obviously change the * for a dot as it wont let me post links here) to get to the root of the problem in a NATURAL way so that it doesn’t come back. This the important bit!

3. Add Garlic to your daily diet. You can take garlic supplements if you do not like the taste.

Try all those three steps together and hopefully you will get as much luck with getting rid of candida as i did. It’s not that hard so just stay confident as candida can be treated very effectively but getting to the root of it is the important part. Good luck x

DearestJules Says:


Reminds me of Canada.

disqus_NP1TuyvaIO Says:


Came here to see if his name was legitimate. Shockily and sadly (for the name), it is. One of those nice-sounding names that are ruined by modern times. Similar fate to Mercedes and matter how much history the name has, most people are going to assume you're trashy enough to name your kid for a car or infection.

lesliemarion Says:


I can't get past the yeast...