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Origin and Meaning of Cedar

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ce"dar
The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

Note: ☞ The cedar of Lebanon is the Cedrus Libani; the white cedar (Cupressus thyoides) is now called Chamœcyparis sphæroidea; American red cedar is the Juniperus Virginiana; Spanish cedar, the West Indian Cedrela odorata. Many other trees with odoriferous wood are locally called cedar.

Etymology: AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros

adjective Ce"dar
Of or pertaining to cedar.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any cedar of the genus Cedrus
  2. Durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
  3. Any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
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  1. (computing) A programming language.

Notable Persons Named Cedar

Cedar Walton was a jazz musician. He plays Piano. Cedar was given the name Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. on January 17th, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, United States. He died on August 19th, 2013.

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Cedar was born in 1880. She breathed her last breath on March 18th, 1972.

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Cedar was born in 1940.

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Cedar was born on February 2nd, 1978 in --02-02.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cedar

Larry Cedar is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to present. Larry was born on March 6th, 1955 in Pacoima, Los Angeles.

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Joseph Cedar is a film director and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Joseph was born on August 31st, 1968 in New York, United States.

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Jon Cedar was an actor. Jon was born on January 22nd, 1931. Jon is also known as Cedar and Seymour. He died on April 14th, 2011.

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Howard Cedar is a in the field of molecular biology. Howard was born on January 12th, 1943 in New York City. Howard is also known as Haim Cedar and Chaim Cedar.

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Chris Cedar is a basketball player for the Townsville Crocodiles in the Queensland Basketball League. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Chris was born on October 18th, 1988 in Townsville.

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How popular is the baby name Cedar in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 6 0 6
1973 6 0 6
1974 15 8 7
1975 15 9 6
1976 27 14 13
1977 34 15 19
1978 22 14 8
1979 18 8 10
1980 25 14 11
1981 22 13 9
1982 19 11 8
1983 17 12 5
1984 24 14 10
1985 15 10 5
1986 14 9 5
1987 17 5 12
1988 12 5 7
1989 20 7 13
1990 13 7 6
1991 19 10 9
1992 17 7 10
1993 22 13 9
1994 22 10 12
1995 29 19 10
1996 38 19 19
1997 40 21 19
1998 42 16 26
1999 37 14 23
2000 44 25 19
2001 63 24 39
2002 47 24 23
2003 46 19 27
2004 56 29 27
2005 45 19 26
2006 75 27 48
2007 82 35 47
2008 73 32 41
2009 66 26 40
2010 80 30 50
2011 86 28 58
2012 98 36 62
2013 110 41 69
2014 126 51 75
2015 170 60 110
2016 174 40 134
2017 186 54 132

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Popularity of Cedar as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cedar U.S.
  White 91.80% 64.26%
  African American 1.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.03% 16.26%

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People with the last name Cedar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cedar

  • How Popular is the name Cedar? Cedar is the 6,317th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cedar was the 39,212th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cedar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,234 babies born with the first name Cedar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cedar to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cedar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cedar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cedar is Tuesday, March 13th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Cedar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cedar was in 2016 with a total of 134 babies.
  • Random Cedar Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cedar is not a popular baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Cedar: Your name in reverse order is Radec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ercda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cedar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 561 people with the last name Cedar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cedar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cedar as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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