Candy Name Meaning & Origin

Candy

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Origin of the name Candy:

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

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Candace, Candi

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As a kid I got a lot of teasing in school concerning my name. It was worse in High School. Comments like "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand", "I have a sweet tooth", "Are you as sweet as your name?". As an adult, many people wanting to call me Candace rather than Candy. I think it's funny that they feel the need to change it.

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My brother and sister call me Cand. My mother and uncles call me Cantellie.

Meanings and history of the name Candy: | Edit

Short form of Candace, which meant queen in Nubian.

Famous real-life people named Candy: | Edit

Candy Spelling, wife of mogul Aaron Spelling and mother of actress Tori Spelling

Candy in song, story & screen: | Edit

My Favorite song with my name in it is Rock Candy by Montrose.
"Candy's Room," rock song by Bruce Springsteen.
Candy, by Kevin Brooks. YA novel about a teenage hooker.
Candy, by Terry Southern. Trashy novel from the fifties.
Candy Smuckers, one of Alex S. Smuckers' little sisters in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats, who ends up in a group home as a ward of the court and there meets Jack Ash, her future husband. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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