Černý (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛrniː]) is a Czech language surname, which means "black". Like many other surnames, this originally made reference to a person's physical qualities, namely dark hair colour or perhaps darker complexion. Variants of the name include Cerny and feminine forms Černá in Czech, Čierna in Slovak, and Czarna in Polish.
Cognate surnames in other Slavic-speaking countries include Čierny in Slovak, Czarny in Polish, and Chyorny (Чёрный) in Russian. There also exist Anglicised, Germanised or Polonised forms (Cherny, Tscherny, or Czerny, respectively). Related surnames include Černík, Chernenko, and Chernov.
- Adolf Černý (1864–1952), Czech writer
- Amanda Cerny (born 1991), American internet personality, actress, and model
- Berthe Cerny (1868–1940), French actress.
- David Černý (born 1967), Czech sculptor
- Ervín Černý (1913–2001), Czech scientist
- Harald Cerny (born 1973), Austrian football player
- Jakub Černý (born 1987), Czech ice hockey player
- Jan Černý (1874–1959), Czechoslovakian politician
- Jan Černý-Nigranus (1500–1565), Czech historian
- Jaroslav Černý (Egyptologist) (1898–1970), Czech Egyptologist
- Karel Černý (art director) (1922–2014), Czech art director
- Ladislav Černý (1891–1975), Czech musician
- Mark Cerny (born 1964), American programmer
- Milan Černý (born 1988), Czech footballer
- Petr Černý, Canadian mineralogist
- Radek Černý (born 1974), Czech footballer
- Teodor Černý (born 1957), Czech cyclist
- Tomáš Černý (born 1985), Czech footballer
- Václav Černý (1905–1987), Czech writer
- Václav Černý (footballer) (born 1997), Czech footballer
- Věnceslav Černý (1865–1936), Czech artist
- Vlastimil Černý (born 1963), Canadian swimmer
- Behind the Name. "Surname Cerny". Retrieved on 26 January 2016.
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