English and French from Latin tree name
"cedar tree"

Cedar Origin and Meaning

The name Cedar is both a boy's name and a girl'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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Cedar in Pop Culture

  • Cedarmaterial for chests (Ezekiel 27:24)
  • Cedartype of coniferous tree