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Boy Name: Candido

Name: Candido
Pronunciation: \c(a)-ndi-do, can-dido\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Candido's also a girl name)
Meaning: white, pure
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Candide, Candidio
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 65159


Candido \c(a)-ndi-do, can-dido\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Candido), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Candido is "white, pure". Volitaire's famous novel "Candide" makes fun of the theory that "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". The term "candid" has come to mean "frank, without guile".

Candido has 2 variant forms: Candide and Candidio.


Candido is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#65159 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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