Cedars are tall, coniferous trees are known for their fragrant, durable wood. They are native to the mountains of the Himalayan and Mediterranean regions.
The word cedar is ultimately derived from the Greek word kedros, which referred both to cedar and to juniper.
Cedar has never ranked among the most popular U.S. baby names, but I know of two children (so far) with this next-generation nature name — one boy, one girl.
UPDATE: Usage of the baby name Cedar is on the rise!
Image: Cedrus deodara Manali 2 by Paul Evans under CC BY 2.0.