Candace Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Candace:
Derived from the Latin candidus (white, pure, sincere). Var: Candace, Candyse, Kandace, Kandice. Pet: Candi, Candie, Candy, Kandi, Kandie, Kandy.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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C, Can, Candy, Candi, Caddy, Candycane, Can-Dance
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- Meanings and history of the name Candace
Controlling what is now Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt, an impressive series of Nubian warrior queens, queen regents, and queen mothers became known historically as "Black Queen Candace of Nubia" (from kentakes/"Candake"—Greek: Candace). Conceptualized as a tradition of African-women warriors, the following African queens were known to the Greco-Roman world as the "Candaces": Amanishakhete, Amanitore, Amanirenas, Nawidemak, and Malegereabar.
An early reference to the kentakes dates from 332 B.C. when Alexander the Great was foiled in his advance towards the rich kingdom of Nubia by the presiding kentakes’ counter-battle plan. Impressed by the precise military formation of the Black Queen’s warriors, he was thwarted from advancing to Nubia and instead turned his armies toward a successful campaign in Egypt.
Source: Jones, David E., Women Warriors: A History, Brasseys, Inc.; (March 1, 2000)
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Candace, queen of Ethiopia, who was baptized by the apostle Philip, as recorded in the New Testament.
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- Candace in song, story & screen
I Want Candy. The Strangeloves/Bow Wow WowAaron Carter/Melanie C (spice girl).
Candy. IGGY POP, with Kate Pierson (B-52's).
Candy's Room. Bruce Springsteen.
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Candy. MANDY MOORE.
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Candace Walker. CSI:Miami #6.2 (2007) "Cyber-Lebrity"
Candace Flynn from the show Phineas and Ferb