Meaning and Origin of Cicero - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Cicero

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Historian

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Southern Italian : from cicero ‘pea’ (Latin cicer, ciceris ‘chickpea’, ‘lentil’), possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold peas, or perhaps as a nickname for someone with a carbuncle or pimple. The Roman republican lawyer and statesman Cicero was so named because he had a growth resembling a chickpea on his face.