What does Chandler mean?

Definitions for Chandler
ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd-chan·dler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chandler, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandlernoun

    United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)

  2. chandlernoun

    a retail dealer in provisions and supplies

  3. chandlernoun

    a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints


  1. Chandlernoun

    An English occupational surname for a maker or seller of candles.

  2. chandlernoun

    A person who makes or sells candles

  3. chandlernoun

    A dealer in (a specific kind of) provisions or supplies

    a ship chandler

  4. chandlernoun

    A California variety of pomelo with a smoother skin than many other varieties.

  5. Chandlernoun

    An English occupational surname for a chandler.

  6. Chandlernoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the surname.

  7. Chandlernoun

    A locale in Australia. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland; named for John Beals Chandler, 5th Lord Mayor of Brisbane. A village in Western Australia; named for a local farmer.

  8. Chandlernoun

    A locale in Canada. A town in Quebec. A ghost town in Saskatchewan.

  9. Chandlernoun

    A locale in the United States. A city in Arizona; named for early settler Dr. Alexander John Chandler. A city, the county seat of Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States, named for Judge George Chandler. A town in Warrick County, Indiana; named for railroad official O. E. Chandler. A city in Texas; named for early settler Alphonso H. Chandler. A city in Minnesota; named for railroad official John Alonzo Chandler. An unincorporated community in Pike County, Indiana. An unincorporated community in Missouri; named for Civil War officer John N. Chandler. A former settlement in California.

  10. Chandlernoun

    A river. A river in Alaska, United States; running 201 km from Chandler Lake in Gates of the Arctic National Park into the Colville 27 km northeast of Umiat. A river in New South Wales, Australia; running 110 km from the Great Dividing Range near Lyndhurst into the Macleay at Cunnawara National Park. A river in Maine, United States; running 39 km from Cottontail Hill in Centerville into the Englishman Bay near Jonesboro.

  11. Etymology: From chandelier, from candelarius, from the candela; confer the English term candle.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chandlernoun

    An artisan whose trade it is to make candles, or a person who sells them.

    Etymology: chandelier, Fr.

    The sack that thou hast drunken me, would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandlers in Europe. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.

    But whether black or lighter dies are worn,
    The chandler ’s basket, on his shoulder born,
    With tallow spots thy coat. John Gay, Trivia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chandlernoun

    a maker or seller of candles

  2. Chandlernoun

    a dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler

  3. Etymology: [F. chandelier a candlestick, a maker or seller of candles, LL. candelarius chandler, fr. L. candela candle. See Candle, and cf. Chandelier.]


  1. Chandler

    Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and is a prominent suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered to the north and west by Tempe, to the north by Mesa, to the west by Phoenix, to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, and to the east by Gilbert. As of July 2011, the population was 240,101 according to the United States Census Bureau, however, according to the city's official website, Chandler's Planning Division estimated the population as of September 2012 being 239,610. It also has satellite locations for many technology companies, including Intel and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chandler is ranked #404 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chandler surname appeared 79,186 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Chandler.

    74.4% or 58,986 total occurrences were White.
    19.6% or 15,544 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,900 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 1,742 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 538 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 475 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chandler in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chandler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Chandler in a Sentence

  1. Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan:

    This is a very difficult time for our organization, our department and really the entire Chandler community, just take a moment and remember and be mindful of the brave men and women who are out there daily helping to keep our community safe.

  2. James McTigue:

    Finally The Iranian ship got to the point where he( James Chandler) said,' If Wainwright Capt. James Chandler don't stop, I'm going to sink Wainwright Capt. James Chandler,'.

  3. Julia Meltzer:

    Her characters are mostly black women or brown people living in a world that is deeply problematic, and it's a different underbelly than you would get in the typical L.A. crime novel, just because of who she was and what she experienced, she writes about L.A. in a different way than you would get in a Raymond Chandler novel.

  4. Rich Fury/Getty:

    Oh, that was Chandler, how’d I do?

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