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Origin of the name CANDIDA.
Etymology of the name CANDIDA.
Meaning of the baby name CANDIDA.


CANDIDA.  From Latin candida, meaning "fair, white," like pure quartz rather than the whiteness of milk.  The French have Candide.  George Bernard Shaw used this name for the wife of clergyman James Morell in his 1898 play Candida.
    Candida Doyle, an Irish-born keyboard player and occasional vocalist with Pulp, an English alternative rock band. (Wiki).

    candidus, adj. with comp. [candeo], shining white, clear, bright: luna, V.: stellae, H.: Taurus (the constellation), V: Daphnis, V.: Cupido, Ct.: avis, i.e. the stork, V.: candidior eyguis, V.: agnus, Tb.: equi, Ta.: alta nive candidum Soracte, H.: nive candidiores equi, O.: populus, the white or silver poplar, V.: lilia, V.: folium nivei ligustri, O.: tentoria, O.: vestis, L.—Prov.: Candida de nigris facere, to make black white, O.: nigrum in candida vertere, Iu.—Splendid, fair, beautiful, comely: Dido, V.: puer, H.: puella, Ct.: cervix, H.: ora, O.—Poet., of the winds: Favonii, clearing, H.—Clothed in white: pompa, O.: Candida sententia, i.e. a white stone counted for acquittal, O.—Fig., unblemished, pure, guileless, honest, upright, sincere, fair, candid, frank, open: iudex, H.: Maccenas, H.: ingenium, H.—Happy, fortunate, prosperous: fata, Tb.: dies, O.—Of discourse, clear, perspicuous, artless: genus dicendi. (An Elementary Latin Dictionary, Lewis, 1899).


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