Given Name CANDELARIA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Spanish
PRONOUNCED: kan-de-LA-rya   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "Candlemas" in Spanish, ultimately derived from Spanish candela "candle". This name is given in honour of the church festival of Candlemas, which commemorates the presentation of Christ in the temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary.

Categories

Christmas, fire, Marian titles
DIMINUTIVES: Cande, Candela, Candelas
MASCULINE FORMS: Candelario, Cande