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  • This girl’s name is American in origin, meaning bright and sweet.
  • The word for candy itself is thought to be based on the Latin word candidus, meaning pure and sincere/shining and white
  • Candy could have also come from the Persian sweet, kand, enjoyed by Alexander the Great’s troops about 350 BC
  • Candy also may be short for Candace or Candice, the ancient word for a queen in the empire of Nubia
  • Variations include Candace, Candice, Candi, Kandi, Kandie, Candyce, Candee, Kandee, Kandice

People with the name Candy

John Candy – Actor and comedian
Candy Maldanado – Former pro baseball player
Candy Atherton – Member of British Parliament
Candy Dulfer – Saxophonist
Candy Lo – Cantonese rocker
Candice Bergen – Actress

Famous songs about Candy

Bow Wow Wow song “I Want Candy,” Bruce Springsteen, “Candy’s Room”

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