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

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).

Related Names

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


People think this name is

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Name Days

Italy: September 20


Entry updated November 16, 2019