Meaning and Origin of: Kacer

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech (Kačer), Slovak (Káčer), and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Czechkačer ‘drake’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a poultry seller. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
  • Hungarian (Kacér) : nickname from kacér ‘immoral’, ‘narcissistic’, ‘seductive’ (from Middle High German kether, ketzer, katzer‘heretic’, ‘sodomite’).