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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Candy

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Candy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Candy:

  • Records indicate that 25,246 girls in the United States have been named Candy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 1,044 people in the U.S. were given the name Candy. Those people are now 51 years old.

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    Comments about the name Candy

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      12 Positive Comments

  • "I am a 1973 Candy! It's been a fun name and everyone remembers it and my last name fits perfectly with it. It's a LOVEly last name. I have only met 1 other Candy and that was a couple of years ago. My husband has "I Want Candy" for my ringtone." Nov. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy. I was born in 1966. I was always asked if i had some candy when i was younger. People usually always remember my name. I know a few people with the name Candace that go by Candy. I always hate it when people think my name is a nickname. I always say Candy with a y. I love my name because its a happy name to me." Jul. 15, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Candice but my friends call me Candice" May. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "It?s so pretty, I wish it was more common and didn?t have the social stereotypes that it did else I would change my name to it in a heartbeat. I hate sophisticated names, they are so boring, it?s so cute." Mar. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is candy i was born in 98 like others with my name growing up with my name i didnt like it. Kids will tease me but now i grown up to like it, Its a one of a kind name." Jan. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy. I was born December of 1973. I love my name because it's not very common. It does however have positives and negatives that go along with having it as my given name. Kids can be cruel growing up and you get asked to prove your name by showing your drivers license. Now that I'm an adult I get people singing songs about candy and compliments. I wouldn't change my name for anything." Feb. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met a young lady in Ocala, Florida. Her name is Candy. Never did find out her last name. We were at a pavilion by water, and I wish to find her again. This was back in the late 70's. We were in the water feeding fish with the mussels in the water. The music was: Joy to the World, by Three Dog Night. If I remember right, it was called: Johnson's Beach. Maybe Candy will remember me. My name is Thomas." Sep. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy and I hate that people assume it's short for Candice/ Candace. It's just C-A-N-D-Y. I LOVE my name! I don't know anyone else named Candy." Jul. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is candy and i was born in 1993. At first i didn't really like my name mostly because of a song that came out when i was little, "I want candy" everyone used to tease. Some poeple still do and it gets annoying. But i like my name it unique. I've only met one other candy in my life." May. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is candy to but some time i don really like my name because not a lot of girl's have this name but i am happy to be given this name........" Mar. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy and I have meet only one person with the same name so it is very rare." Dec. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's my name and people often pronounce and spell it wrong as I don't live in an English speaking country. not met anyone with the same name yet. correct way to say it: like the sweets!" Sep. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Candy and I?m currently in high school. It?s terrible because I get called a stripper every five seconds" Mar. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Absolutely dreadful name. First thing comes to mind is the cheap Dollar Store hard candies, second is strippers. I mean really...Candy?" Jul. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a nickname for Candice/Candace, it's fine, but by itself it doesn't work. By itself, it sounds like pure white trash / stripper / pornstar. Sorry." May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Candy stands for Candice and it means something sweet you chew on. how dumb can people get" Jul. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Candy and I'm so glad..My father named me!my last name fits it perfectly too but wont say it here..nobody ever forgets it either..I'm a tall beautiful Cherokee and am really sweet and spicy as any good candy should be!!💋💋👅👅" Apr. 4, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy. I've been told that my name is pretty/ the older demographic. Sure, I've had my fair share of rodeos-delinquents telling me that my name reminds them of a stripper. Does it hurt me? A little, but that's okay because my name is unique and heck, I even have a song named after me. Ever heard of the bop, "I want Candy"? If not, look it up. It's an oldie but a goodie. All jokes aside, I don't really mind the jabs about my name and how people fawn over how it's spelt exactly the same way as the treat. It comes with the territory and people will easily remember it. I've only met one other Kandi in my life and she's a well established figure from where I'm I guess that's alright?" Apr. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Candy and for those other 3 epople that made negative comments, your name is even more trashy, stripper, cheap, hard, dreadful than mine!!! If you don't like the name Candy, how about NEVER EAT CANDY IN YOU WHOLE LIFE AGAIN!" Nov. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nane is Candy not candice or candace just candy my granfather named me for a country and western song candy kisses and yes with my nane it gets recognition but in positive ways its sweet makes people think happy i was born in 1965 so i was always one of a kind now si many are called candy but are not really candy and it means gods light" Sep. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My given name is Candy. I was born in 73. It's a hard name to grow up with. I have only met 2 other candy's in my lifetime." Jan. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

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