Cedar is a gender-neutral name of Latin origins, meaning “cedar tree.” Like its Oak, Ash, and Pine cousins, the Cedar tree has a meaning that roots much deeper. The evergreen tree sports a distinctive spicy scent and symbolizes strength, resiliency, and longevity. A national emblem of Lebanon, the large needed tree once covered the country’s mountains and is featured on its flag and coat of arms. Cedar also holds solid biblical ties and was the tree used to build King Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem. No stranger to the spotlight, Cedar also features in song with rock band U2 penning the track “Cedars of Lebanon” in 2009. A gorgeous name with a layered etymology, the name Cedar is sure to inspire baby to branch out and make the most out of life.
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