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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.
  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


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.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Cadillac

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


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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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