Gender: Male Meaning of Chandler: "candle maker" Origin of Chandler: French occupational name Chandler's Popularity in 2018: #505

Chandler Origin and Meaning

The name Chandler is a boy's name of French origin meaning "candle maker".

For a generation, this name will always be linked to 1990s hit TV series Friends. Whether this is a positive or a negative will depend on your fondness for the show, and character Chandler Bing, but this name deserves consideration beyond these connotations: Chandler is a fresh take on the professional surname names.

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namelymo Says:


LOVE this name! I think it works for every age and so many different personality types.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


My friend Mallory's twin brother is Chandler so I've grow up loving the name before I ever heard of Chandler Bing. I feel so ashamed that I didn't know who Chandler Bing was until I was 19. I was missing out on a great character my whole life. Even though he never loved his name and wanted to be called Clint at one point I think it's a wonderful name. This is number 6 on my favorite names list.

lesliemarion Says:


Good grief, who cares about a sitcom connection when you've got mystery writing great, Raymond Chandler?

LadyOh Says:


This reminds me so much of my teenage years and accidentally getting hit by basketballs, volleyballs, etc.

IsolationHedge Says:


My first thought hearing this name was Gene Chandler, the musician. Cool namesake.

Guest Says:


Besides the obvious Chandler Bing, the only other time I've ever heard Chandler was in the book The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (but her name was changed in the movie like other characters)

raevynstar Says:


I knew a Chandler once. I think he had Down syndrome, and I remember I got really mad at him because he hit me with a football (probably an accident, he wasn't a mean kid, but in fourth grade I always jumped to conclusions). All that aside, it's a great name!