Gender: Male Meaning of Cedar: "cedar tree" Origin of Cedar: English and French from Latin tree name

Cedar Origin and Meaning

The name Cedar is a boy's name of English origin meaning "cedar tree".

Cedar is, like Ash, Oak, Pine and Ebony, one of the new tree/wood names that parents are starting to consider; this one is particularly aromatic.

In the Bible the cedar is mentioned in Psalm 92:12: "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon." The Lebanon 
Cedar was used to build King Solomon's temple in Jerusalem, and there are now several hospitals called Cedars of Lebanon, plus a U2 song by that name.

A contemporary bearer of the name is the jazz pianist Cedar Walton.

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LuBru Says:


I named my son Cedar, and it feels masculine (yet not overly so) to me. Everyone seems to remember his name!

GingerLily Says:


This is my son's name, I obviously adore it. Even though I've never met another Cedar, I find that it is always well received, likely due to it being a well-known word with good associations - the tree, aromatic wood, Cedar waxwing birds...

HDFK Says:


Been lusting for woodsy sounding names. This one is so gorgeous, yet equally as unique & masculine.

Megarebegga Says:


I adore this name! It is so beautiful. And it grows well too!!

AnonymousPerson Says:


I adore this name. It's beautiful and masculine at the same time. I may even consider it for some future son if it wasn't too Mediterranean for my taste. As it is, I'll be giving this name to a bunch of my imaginary characters.

lesliemarion Says:


Wonderful name for a male. Strong and yet soft sounding,