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Origin and Meaning of Cadillac

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca*dil"lac
A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.
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  1. Etymology: From Cadillac, the high-end expensive line of automobiles made by General Motors, often thought of as the best American-made automobile

    The best; -- metaphorical, from the automobile. Often used in the phrase “the Cadillac of . . . ”

Etymology: Prob. from Cadillac, a French town

Wiktionary

Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan.

  1. A brand of luxury automobile, now part of the General Motors group
  2. By extension, any brand that represents the most luxurious or highest quality example in its class
  3. A surname​.
  4. An urban area in Quebec, Canada
  5. A commune in the Gironde department, in France
  6. A city in the U.S. state of Michigan
  7. A mountain in the U.S. state of Maine
  8. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada
  9. (archaic) A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.

Notable Persons Named Cadillac

Cadillac Williams is a football player. He was most active from 2005 to 2011. Cadillac was born on April 21st, 1982 in Gadsden, Alabama.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cadillac

Rita was given the name Rita de Cássia Coutinho on June 13th, 1954 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Fun Facts about the name Cadillac

  • How Popular is the name Cadillac? Cadillac is the 82,425th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cadillac have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Cadillac in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cadillac? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cadillac first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cadillac is Friday, September 25th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Cadillac born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cadillac was in 2010 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cadillac: Your name in reverse order is Callidac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daalccil. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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