Candice: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Candice

Candice

Pronunciation: KAN-dis (key)

Origin of the name Candice:

Derived from the Latin candidus (white, pure, sincere). Var: Candace, Candyse, Kandace, Kandice. Pet: Candi, Candie, Candy, Kandi, Kandie, Kandy.

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My name is Candice and my Mother instructed me to not let anyone call me Candy. So I didn't. I LOVE my name. Although the pressure to have someone call you "Candy" is huge. I really didn't have a problem with it. At the time when I was born, it was a very original name and I enjoyed having compliments from people about it. When people would ask me what my name was, they always commented that it was a pretty name. So I have no regrets about my name. My middle name is Avril because I was born in April and my Grandmother was french. I always liked this name too. Hope this helps.

Hello! I am also a Candice, and I really like my name. Even though (as I only recently discovered) the name peaked the year after I was born, I have met very few others with the same name. My name does get misspelled quite often (I'll usually get "Candace"), but that's probably typical for any somewhat uncommon name. (FYI - my father was of British descent, and my mom liked the way Candice Bergen spelled her name, so they went with the more traditional British spelling instead of "Candace"). I have never gone by Candy, and I didn't find it too much of a struggle - it seemed like only older folks wanted to call me "Candy" - everyone else pretty much accepted Candice as my given name and did not try to nickname me. My middle name is Marie - pretty typical for the early 80s, I think! :-)

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My name is Candice Raynette, named for my paternal Swedish grandmother Alice Candice. All my life, I was called "Candi" by friends and family and I would bet that some people close to me didn't even know my full name was Candice. I stayed with it all though my school years despite the expected joking and kidding that come with the name "Candi". I grew up to be an advertising/marketing executive (despite my dream to be a DJ) and when I joined an agency as the senior executive on the agency's most important account (Fortune 500), unbeknownst to me, prior to my first day at work, the agency CEO issued an edict by memorandum insisting that I be addressed by the staff at all times, both verbally and in writing as "Candice" and not "Candi". I met with a cold reception, and I had no idea why everyone seemed to already dislike me before I ever even met them. The art and copy department treated me in a particularly brutal manner. Only my assistant Mary was nice to me, so I asked her if she knew what was going on with everyone. "I think it was the memo," she whispered. I told her I didn't know about any memo and asked her to show me. Indeed, he'd written it and had not copied me on it. According to my angel Mary, he wrote it because "Candi' didn't sound professional unless I were a stripper, and that's why he made the demand. I concurred that "Candice" was more appropriate in an executive position, but wondered why he didn't share this with me. The terrible thing was this: Everybody who received the memo thought it had come through the CEO, but FROM ME! I rushed to explain and after that, my life was a lot easier around the agency.

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A friend of mine is named Candice June Watson (getting married, soon to be Candice Carricarte). She is a very nice girl and an excellent triathlete out of Miami, FL.

Nicknames for Candice: | Edit

Candie, Candy, Candi, Can

Meanings and history of the name Candice: | Edit

Queen of the Ethiopians
Derivitave of Elizabeth/Candace
"Glittering"/ Incandescent

Famous real-life people named Candice: | Edit

Candice Crawford, American beauty queen and sister of actor Chace Crawford and football star wife of Tony Romo
Candice Accola, American actress
Candice Bergen, American actress

Candice in song, story & screen: | Edit

Candice "Candi" Pearson (singer/ songwriter)
Candice Watson (singer/ songwriter)

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