Candida is a girl's name of Latin origin. Meaning "white," it comes from the term candidus. In Roman times, the color white was associated with purity and salvation and was often worn by politicians who wanted to show that they possessed these qualities. As a name, Candida was brought into the public eye by George Bernard Shaw's play Candida, as well as Voltaire's novel Candide, a French spin on the name. This historic name has a subtle literary twist, and is sure to help baby feel as unique as they are.
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