Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /kɑ̃.did/(French)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

French form of Candidus or Candida. The French philosopher and author Voltaire used this name for the main character (a male) in his satire Candide (1759). In French candide also means "naive", which is descriptive of the book's protagonist.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCandida(English) Candido(Italian) Candida, Candidus(Late Roman) Cândida, Cândido(Portuguese) Cándida, Cándido(Spanish)



Entry updated April 25, 2021