Candelaria
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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
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Cande, Candela, Candelas
MASCULINE FORMS: Candelario, Cande