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

The name Candy is a girl's name . Candy and is often added to lists like Cute Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

Too sugary sweet and inconsequential for a modern girl.

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Famous People Named Candy

Candy Darling (born James Lawrence Slattery), American actress and Andy Warhol associate
Carole Gene "Candy" Spelling, American author and TV personality; widow of producer Aaron Spelling
Candace June "Candy" Clark, American actress
Candy Alt Crowley, American news anchor
Candy Barr (born Juanita Dale Slusher), American model, actress and dancer
Candy Jones (born Jessica Arline Wilcox), American model and radio personality
Candy Hsu, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress
Candy Lo, Hong-Kong singer-songwriter
Candy Chen, Taiwanese actress, singer and TV personality
Candy Reynolds, American tennis player
Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist
Candice Kathleen "Candy" Atherton, English politician

Pop Culture References for the name Candy

Candy Stoker, character on TV's "My Name Is Earl"
Candy Kendall, character in movie "The Cider House Rules"
Candy Christian, character in "Candy" by Maxwell Kenton and 1968 movie
Candy Cho, character in Gravity Falls
Candy Kong, ape in the Donkey Kong video game series
Candice "Candy" Southern, character in Marvel's X-Men comics
Candice Jean "Candy" Gennaro aka Sapphire, character in DC's Power Company comics
DJ Candy, character in the MySims video game series
Etta Candy, character in Wonder Woman comics
Candy, male character in John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"
Candy, character on animated series "Dave the Barbarian"
Candy, character in anime "Smile PreCure!"
Candy Caramella, character on animated series "Space Goofs"
Candy Smiles, character on TV's "Cory in the House"
Candice "Candy" White Audrey, main character in anime "Candy Candy"
Candy, character in "Liar and Spy" by Rebecca Stead
Candy, character in "Spring Breakers" by Harmony Korine
"Candy," novel by Kevin Brooks and its main character
"Candy," novel by Luke Davies, 2006 film, and its main character
"Candy," song by Robbie Williams
"I Want Candy," song by the Strangeloves
"Candy," song by Gavin DeGraw


Candy Green Says:


I quit like my name!!! People made fun of it as I growing up (although when I was very young I thought they were being nice), it was things like hay candy bar, sugar, chocolate, comments like are you really sweet? Then in my teens the comments became offensive hi Dizzy, hey Floozy and I have been asked if I am a hooker or a porn star multiple times, But, but, but I quickly realized it is always the jerks of this world who make these comments and it was not worth getting bothered about it.

The people who really annoy me are these that decide to call me Candace, Recently went on a course and the woman was lecturing called me Candace, so I corrected her. She then told me she could not call me Candy and asked if she could call me Candace. Of course I told her you can call me Candace, if I can call by a different name too. She never used my name once during the week.

However II am sweet so Candy does suit me :)

Carla jemma Says:


I had this name as a first name but decided to use it as a middle name I’m still confused as they keep changing all the time

Miri Says:


Please don't...

snowsbeloved Says:


I know 2 women named Candy and one Kandi and, yes, they're all sweet :)

RoddyThlayli Says:


Isn't this the name of a guy in Of Mice and Men?

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


(I am redoing my comment for Candy, but still keeping the old one, so here are my new thoughts for the name Candy)
I think this is a cute nickname for Candace, but not a name by itself.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Nickname for home, but not for the real name, Kandee is okay, I think, but Candy, no no no!

cmt504 Says:


DON'T do it! I've learned to live with it, but having this name sucks. Aside from the obvious candy jokes growing up, there's also the hurtful "slutty, stripper, porn star" side to it. If you really like it, then at least go with Candace so your poor daughter can have a "serious" name when she's out in the world.