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GenderFeminine
UsageSpanish
PronouncedPron.kan-de-LA-rya
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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.
DiminutivesCande, Candela, Candelas
Masculine FormsCandelario, Cande

Images

Presentation of Christ at the Temple by Hans Holbein the Elder (1501)Presentation of Christ at the Temple by Hans Holbein the Elder (1501)

Categories

Christmas, fire, Marian titles
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute