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PronouncedPron.KAN-d!-də English

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 FormCandidus Late Roman
Other Languages & CulturesCandide French Cândida Portuguese Cándida Spanish
Same SpellingCándida, Cândida


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