First name origin & meaning:
Last 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.
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