Boy name origins & meanings
- Czechoslovakian : Black
Family name origins & meanings
- Czech (Černý) : from černý ‘black’, hence a nickname for a black-haired person, or someone with a dark complexion, sometimes used as a nickname for the devil.
- French : habitational name from either of two places, in Aisne and Essonne, named Cerny, from the Roman personal name Serenus + the suffix -iacus, denoting an estate.