Gender: Female Meaning of Chandler: "candle maker" Origin of Chandler: French occupational name

Chandler Origin and Meaning

The name Chandler is a girl's name meaning "candle maker".

In the US, well over 200 girls were named Chandler in 2016, its first year on the girls' list since 2002. To us it is still inextricably tied to the Friends character, making it more masculine than it otherwise might be. But it's one of the trendy boy names for girls that's climbing the ladder.

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angelmoon Says:


I actually think this is cute for a girl, if paired with the right middle name.

Ella Says:


For a boy,it's awesome.For a girl....

jordalini Says:


I know a girl with this name, knew her before I ever watched friends, and I definitely think it suits her better than Chandler of friends.

jordalini Says:


Could just look at the boy's chandler..

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


It literally means 'candle maker'

clairels Says:


It's an old English occupational name for someone that makes candles.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


No name info? Aw, man. :( I wanted to learn more about the name Chandler.