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Meaning and Origin of: Kadar

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Powerful

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Hungarian (Kádár) and Slovak (Kadár) : occupational name for a cooper, from Hungarian kádár, a Slavic loanword.
  • Hungarian : from a personal name in Hun mythology. In 19th-century Hungarian romantic literature this was taken as a common noun meaning ‘judge’ or ‘chieftain’, from the time of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
  • Jewish : in some cases an adoption of the Hungarian name; in others a variant of Kader.