Of Indian origin.

Chandra means “moon” in Sanskrit.

This name derives from the Sanskrit word “chand”, meaning “to shine”.

The Sanskrit masculine form is ” चण्ड “, and it’s the name of the moon deity in Hindu texts.

In India it is used both as a feminine and a masculine name.

Alternative forms of the feminine name are Shandra, Chandi, Chandin.

Alternative form of the masculine name is Chander.

Famous bearer is American actress Chandra Wilson.

Chandra Wilson became widely known for her role as Dr. Miranda Bailey, in the tv series “Grey’s Anatomy”.