Given Name CANDIDA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KAN-di-də (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Late Latin name derived from candidus meaning "white". This was the name of several early saints, including a woman supposedly healed by Saint Peter. As an English name, it came into use after George Bernard Shaw's play 'Candida' (1898).
MASCULINE FORM: Candidus (Late Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Candide (French), Cândida (Portuguese), Cándida (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Cándida, Cândida


colors, saints, song titles, theatre, white
Entry updated October 11, 2012