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My name is Chandra and I pronounce it CHAN-dra. I went by my middle name when I was younger because I was aggravated when people didn't pronounce it right. Now I have fallen in love with my name. As I am older now, I love to see all the different variations on how people people pronounce it. I am mixed with African American and European American.
msniqueb  11/22/2017
Also used in English-speaking countries, as a feminine name.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  3/31/2017
In "Magic: The Gathering", Chandra Nalaar is the primary red planeswalker. Red magic represents the chaotic and emotional aspect of magic. Chandra is a true rebel, a pyromancer who rebels at any rules or authority.
Amedee Lupien  12/27/2016
My name is Chandra. I pronounce it like it is spelled and have always dearly loved my name. Nicknames I have had: Chan-Chan, Chandy, Chanski, Chan, Channy, and Cheener.
ChandraW  3/21/2016
Name of the Day: March 31, 2013.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2013
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a famous vegan cook, cookbook author, and animal rights activist.
humblebee  8/31/2012
My name is Chandra! It's a cool name and my teachers think it's very interesting. I'm surprised that some actors and actresses are named Chandra. My friends pronounce it as: Shan-dra or Chan-dra or San-dra. I would love to have my nickname "Chani".
ChandraFlow  11/15/2011
This was the birth name of Osho (1931-1990), an Indian spiritual teacher.
SeaHorse15  9/22/2011
Pronounced "SHAHN-drah".
MaggieSimpson  7/12/2010
I like the sound of this name, and I think Chandra would work fine outside of India. The meaning is cool, too.
Athena Nike  4/7/2010
I love this name! The meaning is so cool.
Doglover  1/9/2010
An unfortunate bearer of this name is the late Chandra Levy, an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C. who was murdered. After her murder, an investigation unearthed an extramarital affair she had with U.S. Congressman Gary Condit, though he was never a suspect in her murder. (Due to the bad press, he lost re-election in 2002.)
In March of 2009, her murderer was found: Ingmar Guandique, who had assaulted other women in the area where Chandra's body was found.
erb816  6/1/2009
The oddest pronunciation I've heard of this name is CHUND-RA.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2008
Chandra Wilson plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC show "Grey's Anatomy."
― Anonymous User  11/8/2007
Pronounced as "Shahn-dra".
Karcoolka  7/4/2007
This is such a beautiful, unique name.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2007
NO. It's Chan-dra pronounced exactly as it's spelt. I'd know because this is my last name.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2007
Chandra´s nicknames are Chani, Andy, Chanika.
Karcoolka  4/28/2007
Chandra is in general a north Indian name. It is also a north Indian last name. People with that last name could be linked to one of the great kings of India Ram Chandra although some people believe it Chandar a different name altogether.
Koolgal  3/26/2007
Chandra is my last name and I'm blessed to have that. I'm a Indo-Fijian and my ancestors are from India over 500 years ago. I don't know how I got the name but am blessed to have it. I've vowed I'll never change the name because I love it.
Koolgal  3/23/2007
Chandra Suresh is a late geneticist on the NBC show Heroes. His son Mohinder is central to the plot of the show.
Valis  3/18/2007
SHAWN-dra just sounds ridiculous. Don't do it!
― Anonymous User  3/11/2007
I think that Chandra is a wonderful name. I love moon/star names!
writing the world  2/17/2007
It is supposed to be pronounced CHUN-DRA, actually CHUN-DUR-A. I like SHAWN-DRA better though, nice name with a very pretty meaning.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2007
I think Chandra is a beautiful name! A zoo in my area named a baby elephant Chandra, and I've loved it ever since!
swisssugar  12/17/2006
Chandra Watson is one half of the Watson Twins.
Honora  10/31/2006
Chandra is a very beautiful name. I pronounce it SHAN-dra.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2006
American actress Chandra West (CSI, NYPD Blue, etc) bears the name.
Maggie_Simpson  8/12/2006
I think it's a very pretty name. I pronounce it SHAWN-dra.
Mommy2B  5/22/2006
To me this is SHAN-dra and what I have been named. It's interesting to see different cultures and dialects pronounce this in their own way. Also, I am Irish/French with a French last name and it flows beautifully!
ChandraDee  3/19/2006
Chandra is a beautiful name and my mother rocks because that is what she named me! I love the name CHAN-DRA, it is great!
Chandra  1/3/2006
Pronounced CHUN-thrrra. The R's are rolled, and the D is pronounced like a TH.
lala  12/27/2005
Chandra is a beautiful name whether it's pronounced CHAN-dra or SHAWN-dra (I've known girls named both!) It's strong, unusual and elegant at the same time. All excellent attributes for a little girl.
pheebly  8/14/2005

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