Sweet! Candy-themed baby names

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Sweet! Candy-style baby names

Are there any good baby names that are inspired by types of candy?

One site visitor asked that question about candy-themed baby names. Our response:

Any good names? That all depends on what you consider good, because there really aren’t a lot of candy names that offer any measure of subtlety — you know, that don’t scream, “I AM A CANDY BRAND NAME!”

But before you give up all hope of not being obvious, and just decide to name your firstborn Snickers or Lemonhead, here are a few sweet ideas for baby names or nicknames.

We’ll start with the most basic ones…

  1. Candy (and variants like Candi, Kandy, Kandi, Kandie)
  2. Sugar
  3. Molasses
  4. Honey (there are actually several names that mean honey)
  5. Sweets/Sweetie
  6. Mint/Minti/Minty (Harriet Tubman was nicknamed ‘Minty’)

Sweet baby with lollipop - Candy-themed baby names

And then, we present you with 20+ more candy-themed baby names:

  1. Cocoa (or Coco)
  2. Anise (the flavor in black licorice)
  3. Caramel
  4. Charm
  5. Chiclet
  6. Chocolate or Chocolat (French)
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Jordan (from Jordan Almonds)
  9. Jujubee (or Jujube)
  10. Licorice
  11. Lolly (or Lollie)
  12. Marsha (for marshmallow — okay, it’s a stretch… but stretching is what marshmallows do)
  13. Mike or Ike (from Mike & Ike)
  14. Necco (for the retro wafers)
  15. Peppermint (like Peppermint Patty from Peanuts)
  16. Pez
  17. Pixy (or Pixie)
  18. Reese (from Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups)
  19. Ruth (from Baby Ruth)
  20. Spree
  21. Taffy (a common Welsh nickname for boys)
  22. Tootsie (for the pops and the rolls)

Bonus sweet baby name: Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph

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