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Chandler

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Origin: Old French
Meaning: Candlemaker

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Chandler

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Chandler in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Chandler:

  • Records indicate that 27,501 boys in the United States have been named Chandler since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1999, when 2,393 people in the U.S. were given the name Chandler. Those people are now 17 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "I used Chandler for a middle name in 1990 when I named my son Brent Chandler, it was my mother-in-laws grandfathers last name. He likes Brent, but he went through a stage where he wanted everybody to call him Chandler, so I think he likes it too!" Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Chandler 1 year before "friends" came out - Although we were concerned about him being teased as the character "Chandler Bing" from Friends, much to our surprise not too many made any reference to Chandler Bing especially his peers. He is now almost 17 years old and we couldn't have been more pleased with his name being Chandler :)" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! but would not use it! Just sitting here right now a keep wanting to say More turkey Mr Chandler Bing lol" Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name........butttt Im a big time Friends fan and could not name my child this. I really wish they did not use this name b/c I do love it!" Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE this name! Not heard that much other than on Friends! I am considering it for our next child if it is a boy, but my husband says he keeps thinking of Chandler Bing!!" May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never heard of the name Chandler before the TV show friends. I think that it is a good name for a boy although I think that he may be teased." Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "my husband's name is chanler,without the "d". alot of people misspell it,including family members,but i like the fact that it is different." Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named or little boy Chandler 6 years ago. He has never been made fun of and he is a very smart and confident little boy." Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Chandler is a masculine name and seems to be for someone who is confident, smart, and talented. I think of "Friends" when I hear this name and can't help but think of the humerous character named Chandler. What a cute man!" Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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