Origin of the name CANDIDE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CANDIDE.
form of Latin Candida
(q.v.), meaning "fair, white." (History of Christian
Names, Yonge, 1884)
Candide. The hero of Voltaire's celebrated novel of the same name,
in which he collects together the most dreadful misfortunes, and heaps
them upon the head of a single individual, with the intention, probably,
of inculcating a philosophical indifference to the disasters and
disappointments and sorrows which inevitably beset human life. (A
Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction, Wheeler, 1889)