Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkæn.dɪs/(English) /ˈkæn.də.si/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the hereditary title of the queens of Ethiopia, as mentioned in Acts in the New Testament. It is apparently derived from Cushitic kdke meaning "queen mother". In some versions of the Bible it is spelled Kandake, reflecting the Greek spelling Κανδάκη. It was used as a given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 20th century by a character in the 1942 movie Meet the Stewarts [1].

Related Names

VariantsCandice, Candis, Candyce, Kandace(English) Kandake(Biblical)
DiminutivesCandi, Candy, Kandi(English)
Other Languages & CulturesKandake(Biblical Greek)


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Sources & References

Entry updated May 29, 2020