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Whether you choose it for your son or your daughter, Chandler is a moderately popular name in the United States. While it remains on the list of the top 1,000 baby names, it's not nearly as beloved as it was during the 1990s, thanks to a funny, sarcastic sitcom character. Even if you aren't a fan of “Friends,” the name Chandler has a fun, preppy vibe and was once an occupational surname with a meaning that many find inspirational these days.

Meaning of the name Chandler:

English: Candle maker

Origin of the name Chandler:

During the Middle Ages, Chandler was a surname and occupational name that meant “candle maker.” It's derived from the Latin word “candere,” which means “candle.”

Symbolism of the name Chandler:

Because the name Chandler is associated with candle making, it may symbolize light to some parents.

Style of the name Chandler:


Gender of the name Chandler:

Chandler is a name used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Chandler:


Number of syllables in the name Chandler:


Emotion evoked from the name Chandler:

The baby name Chandler has a preppy yet friendly image.

Alternative spellings for the name Chandler:

  • Chandller
  • Channdler

Nicknames for the name Chandler:

  • Chan
  • Chandie

Popularity of the name Chandler:

Chandler made the list of the top baby names in the United States a few times during the 1970s and 1980s, but it became a mainstay in the 1990s. As of 2020, it ranks at number 569.

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Great middle names for Chandler and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Chandler:

Chandlers in popular culture:

  • Chandler Bing (character on the TV show “Friends”)
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