There are some parents who will give this name to their daughter but to me, this is an all-boy name. The most popular example in recent memory is funny-man Chandler Bing on the TV show Friends which aired from 1994-2004.
Anyway, despite fitting right in with the "-er" trend and the occupational name trend, Chandler has lost its popularity since 2004. In fact, the most usage this name has seen was indeed during the airing of that show. It more than doubled between 1994 and 1995, (from 704 births to 1,856). Its highest peak occurred in 1999 with 2,394 births and a ranking of #151.
But lets back up a bit. Chandler first appeared on American baby boys in 1900 with 5 births. It took 62 years for the name to hit the girl market with 10 female births in 1962. Yet, before Friends even aired, the girl-Chandlers increased from 90 births in 1991 to 437 births in 1992 with its highest peak of 744 births occurring in 1995.
Jumping ahead, there were 590 Boy-Chandlers born in 2012 (ranking at #455) and 160 Girl-Chandlers (#1415). The females did land on the US Top 1000 chart from 1992-2002 but not at any other time. Boys have ranked from 1969-1972 and 1982-Present.
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What do you think of this name and do you prefer it on a boy or a girl? Here are some ideas for sibling names and middle names:
Sibling Name Ideas:
Sisters: Annika, Delaney, Jessica, Matilda, Savannah, Willow
Brothers: Carter, Ethan, Harrison, Landon, Lincoln, Taylor,
Middle Name Ideas (Boy):
Middle Name Ideas (Girl):
Names To Avoid for Siblings and Middle Names:
Joesph / Joey