[ 2 syll. (c)han-dler, ch-andl-er ] The baby boy name Chandler is also used, but less commonly, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is CH-AENDL-er †. Chandler is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old French. The name's meaning is candle maker, candle seller. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the Old French job title 'chandelier' used by English speakers for someone who sells or makes candles. The root word is the Latin 'candela' (meaning light, candle). In recent times, the use of the name for a character in the successful US TV series Friends (1994-2004) increased its popularity.
Chandler has 13 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Chan, Chand, Chandey, Chandlar, Chandley, Chandlier, Chandlir, Chandlor, Chandlur, Chandlyr, Chane, and Shandler. A variant of Chandler in other languages is Chanler (French).
Chandler is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1980s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1999, 0.118% of baby boys were given the name Chandler. It ranked at #151 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.029% and its ranking #505, but it was nonetheless the most frequently used out of all boy names in its group. There were times from 1993 to 1993 that the name Chandler was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 2016, the name Chandler was given to 2 times as many baby boys than girls.
Baby names that sound like Chandler include Chandlir, Chandlur, Chandlar, Chandlor, Chandlyr, and Chandlier.
† Pronunciation for Chandler: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"