Cedar - A very unique male name

  Feb 20,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cedar, meaning cedar tree, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1976 on position #1984. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cedar and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cedar? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cedar. The baby boy name Cedar was given to 29 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1997 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 56,588 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cedar peaked in popularity 43 years ago in 1977 on position 1826.

Famous with this name

Larry Cedar
Michael Cedar
Neil Cedar

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Rating: 4/5 (43 people)

Cedar is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cedar is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #559 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,877.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cedar is where you live.

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Cedar origin and meaning

Cedar is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means cedar tree. To see famous people named Cedar, pop culture references for the name Cedar and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cedar

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cedar, sorted by popularity.

Chester / Cutter / Chidera / Custer /

Name statistics

Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)

Chart position per state (visualized)

Chart position per year (table view)

Year Rank

Chart position per state (table view)

State Rank
North Carolina1109

Even more about Cedar

These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cedar a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cedar?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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Popularity Score™

Name Cedar
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 56,588
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1976
2012 births +29

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