First name origin & meaning:
Armenian: Forest voices
Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish (Sephardic) and Catalan: metonymic occupational name for
a silk merchant, from seda ‘silk’.
- Portuguese: habitational name from a place so called in the
Portuguese region of Alentejo.
- Czech (Šeda): nickname from the adjective šedý ‘gray(-haired)’.
- Polish (Sęda): from Sęda, a pet form of the
Polish personal names Sędzimir, composed of the elements
sądzić ‘to judge’ + mir ‘peace’, or
Sędziwoj, from sądzić ‘to judge’ + woj
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