Origin:French
Popularity:824
Meaning:candle maker, seller
If he were a real person, Chandler Bing of “Friends” would be tickled (in a sarcastic way) by the effect his name had on parents during the sitcom’s 10-year run, which started in 1994. It became a hot name, peaking in 1999. Chandler would eventually be more common as a boys' name, but during the show's heyday, parents were choosing it for girls too. Chandler has a prep school ring to it, but if you think of the TV guy, it also evokes someone who's funny, smart and loyal—all qualities in a good friend. Place name: Chandler, Arizona is a suburb of Phoenix.

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