These 81 candy names make a sweet choice for baby names

Sweet! Candy-style baby names

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Are there any good baby names 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 necessarily 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. In this list of candy names you’ll find options for girls and for boys, and many that could qualify as unisex. (Note: Some of these are based on candy brands or names most popular outside the US — like Caramello and Lolly.)

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  1. Aero
  2. Andes or just Andy/Andie (as in Andes Mints) 
  3. Anise (the flavor in black licorice)
  4. Bertie (from Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans for Harry Potter fans)
  5. Cadbury (for the huge chocolate company)
  6. Candy (and variants like Candi, Kandy, Kandi, Kandie)
  7. Caramel or Caramella
  8. Charm (think Lucky Charms)
  9. Chiclet (yes, it’s a gum, but it’s still sweet)
  10. Chocolate or Chocolat (if you’re feeling French)
  11. Chuck (from Chuckles)
  12. Cinnamon
  13. Clark (from the Clark Bar)
  14. Cocoa (or Coco)
  15. Dot (like the gumdrop candy)
  16. Fizz (as in Fizz candy)
  17. Godiva (for the famous Belgian Chocolatier)
  18. Heath (from the Heath bar)
  19. Henry (as in Oh Henry! bar)
  20. Hershey (the American candy company)
  21. Honey (see names that mean honey in various languages below)
  22. Ike (from Mike & Ike)
  23. Jordan (inspired by Jordan Almonds)
  24. Joy (from Almond Joy)
  25. Jujubee (or Jujube, or Juju)
  26. Kit or Kitty (as in Kit Kat)
  27. Licorice
  28. Lolly (or Lollie)
  29. Mars (like the Mars bar)
  30. Marsha (for marshmallow — okay, it’s a stretch… but stretching is what marshmallows do)
  31. Mella (short for Caramella)
  32. Mento (from Mentos)
  33. Mike (from Mike & Ike)
  34. Mimi (from M&Ms)
  35. Mint/Minti/Minty (Harriet Tubman was nicknamed ‘Minty’)
  36. Molasses, or simply Molly
  37. Necco (for the retro wafers)
  38. Opal (for the UK’s Opal Fruits)
  39. Patch (from Sour Patch Kids)
  40. Peppermint (like Peppermint Patty from Peanuts)
  41. Pez
  42. Pixy (or Pixie) for Pixy Stix
  43. Poppy (think Ring Pop or lollipops)
  44. Reese (from Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups)
  45. Reggie (from the Reggie! Bar, named after baseball player Reggie Jackson)
  46. Rocky (from Rocky Road)
  47. Rolo
  48. Ruth (from Baby Ruth)
  49. Skittle (yes, it’s a bit unconventional, but it’s fun!)
  50. Spree
  51. Star (from Starburst or Cadbury’s Starbar)
  52. Sugar
  53. Sweets/Sweetie
  54. Taffy (a common Welsh nickname for boys)
  55. Terry (from Terry’s Chocolate Orange)
  56. Tico or Tica (from Tic Tac)
  57. Tootsie (for the pops and the rolls)
  58. Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph
  59. Wrigley (like the gum company)
  60. York (from the York Peppermint Pattie or the British Yorkie candy bars)

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Candy bar names

Candy bar names have a sweetness to them, both in taste and in sound. These names, often inspired by flavors, ingredients, or the inventors of the candy, carry a touch of whimsy and nostalgia. Let’s unwrap some of these delightful options.

Many candy bars have names that have been around for decades, often originating from family names or unique ingredients. For instance, Reese’s was named after its creator, Harry Burnett Reese. Such names evoke happy memories of childhood, making them a compelling choice for new parents.

Names of candy bars for boys

Hershey: Derived from Milton S. Hershey, founder of The Hershey Company, this name brings to mind chocolate kisses and sweet moments.

Clark: Clark Bar, with its chocolatey peanut butter crunch, offers a strong yet sweet name option.

Henry: Oh Henry! Not just an exclamation, but a delicious candy bar and a classic name with vintage charm.

Mars: Named after the Mars family who created the Mars bar, this name is out of this world in more ways than one.

Names of candy bars for girls

Ruth: As in Baby Ruth, this timeless name carries a touch of vintage flair.

Milka: Inspired by the Milka chocolate brand, it’s a delicate and sweet choice.

Joy: Almond Joy brings tropical delight, and the name Joy radiates happiness.

Gender neutral candy bar names

Kit: Short for KitKat, it’s playful and reminiscent of break times.

Reese: Peanut butter cups, anyone? A unisex name with a sweet twist.

Tobler: From Toblerone, a Swiss chocolate with honey and almond nougat. It’s distinctive and rich in sound.

Skor: This toffee candy bar’s name is unique and modern-sounding.

Names that mean “candy”

Finding names that directly mean “candy” in various languages or cultures is a bit challenging, as the concept of candy can be culturally specific. However, there are some names that are closely associated with sweets or confections. Here are a few:

  1. Mithai – A Hindi word for sweets, which could be adapted into a name.
  2. Keo – Vietnamese word for candy, and it’s simple enough to be used as a name.
  3. Dulce – While it means “sweet” in Spanish, it’s often associated with candies and sweets.
  4. Bonbon – French term for candy. It has been used as a nickname or even a pet name.
  5. Golosina – Spanish term for candy, although it might be a bit long for a first name.
  6. Caramella – Italian word for candy, and it even sounds like a name already.
  7. Seker – Turkish word for candy; it’s also close to the name “Seker” which is used in some cultures.
  8. Cukierki – Polish word for candies, though it might be a bit of a mouthful as a name!
  9. Slatkis – Croatian term for a sweet treat, which could be a cute name.
  10. Confetto – Italian for a type of candy, and could be a unique name option.

These names can add a cosmopolitan flair to your list of options, enriching the sweetness with a touch of international diversity.

Considerations for candy-themed names for girls & boys

Candy-themed names offer a range of options, from the straightforward to the subtly sweet, and even the creatively stretched. Whether you’re looking for something classic like Honey, or something more out-of-the-box like Vanellope, you’ve got a smorgasbord of sugary names to choose from.

That said, before you settle on a candy-inspired name, you might want to think about how it pairs with your last name, or how it might be received in different social or cultural contexts. 

Just remember to consider how your choice will grow with your child, offering a name that’s as sweet at 16 as it is at six months.

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