Gender: Female Origin of Cedar: Word name

Cedar Origin and Meaning

The name Cedar is a girl's name .

Fresh and fragrant nature name more apt to be used for a boy.

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davila.rissaraye Says:


So. I first came up with the name Cedar, while writing a letter to my then youngest sons father. There wasn't alot of thought behind it. Other than if i had anymore children that i wanted to name them either something in Ojibwe- our native language, or something very traditional sounding. And for whatever reason it stuck in my head. Fast forward two years. On May 9, 2019 I gave birth to my 4th child a little girl, my second. I knew before this day exactly what I was going to name her, for almost my entire pregnancy. I was so protective over this name that if I was speaking to someone I didn't like or trust, I would tell them I had chose a different name. And once during a surge of hormonal imbalance. I almost changed my mind completely. I named her Cedar. There was never any question of whether it was for a girl or a boy. I didnt know it was commonly used for a boy. In fact I was completely oblivious to this fact until a older lady stopped me one day, as I entered the clinic, to peek at her. When she asked me what her name was I replied, "Cedar." And she responded. "Oh she's a boy.!" I was legibly offended but politely corrected her. To which she replied, "I've never met a girl named Cedar!" And as the months passed, that was quite common to hear. When I introduce my youngest daughter, I almost always use her first and middle name. I named her Cedar Reighn. My late mother had passed away before I could give her one more granddaughter. Almost 9 months after she had passed away, I found out I was pregnant with my fourth. 13 months after she had passed, I found out, that all my suspicions and gut feelings were true. I was going to have a little girl. My mother's name was Lorraine. And throught her beautiful lifetime she was known as Rainy. So. It was only right to give my my youngest daughter a piece of her Nana. I have always felt like it was my mother finally getting her way with another granddaughter. And it was actually her that brought me such a special gift after she had passed. Instead of my last name or her father's last name, I decided to keep suit and stay as traditional as possible. And I brought back an old old family last name. And today when I introduce her. I say her entire name. Cedar Reighn Blackbird. Because her name is strong. And feminine. And soft. And earthy. And rooted. But it is beautiful, and gorgeous, and it is loved, and she is loved, and the world around us never lets us forget just that. And I couldn't EVER imagine naming a little boy Cedar...

LuBru Says:


Personally I see this as a boy's name.

Lizzy Lou Says:


I actually looked up this name because I met a cool girl named Cedar the other day. It could work for either IMO. It suit her well!

ziggywiggy Says:


I don't mind the name for boys, but I LOVE this for a girls name. This name is a nature/word name and uncommon enough that I dont think we need to have a gender war over it (unlike the nameberry description suggests...)

Lola Says:


Cedar. Awesome!!!!!! (for a girl, personally)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I used a variation of Cedar for a male character in my stories, so the name seems all boy to me.