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PronouncedPron.KAN-d!s English
kan-DAY-see English
KAN-də-see English

Meaning & History

From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδακη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the movie 'Meet the Stewarts' (1942).
VariantsCandice, Candis, Candyce, Kandace English Kandake Biblical
DiminutivesCandi, Candy, Kandi English
Other Languages & CulturesKandake Biblical Greek

Sources & References


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute