Candid (name)

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Candid (us) is a male given name and family name .

Origin and meaning

Candid is derived from the Latin candidus ( bright , white , shining , sincere ). It could also be translated as pure or innocent. It is common in all Romance languages.

The word candidate (or in Latin candidatus, i, m. ) Is also derived from the Latin candidus ; these elected politicians in ancient Rome wore white togas .

In English there is the adjective candid , which means something like open , honest and sincere .


Well-known namesake

First name

family name

  • Peter Candid (1548–1628; actually Pieter de Witte ), Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • Can Candid (* 1938; actually Heinz Stierstorfer ), German composer
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