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Gender: M Meaning of Cedric: "bounty" Origin of Cedric: Celtic Cedric's Popularity in 2015: #856

Cedric was invented by Sir Walter Scott for the noble character of the hero's father in Ivanhoe, presumed to be an altered form of the Saxon name Cerdic. The name then lost some testosterone as Little Lord Fauntleroy, the long-haired, velvet-suited and lace-collared boy hero of the Frances Hodgson Burnett book, who became an unwitting symbol of the pampered mama's boy.

Since then that stereotype has been broken principally by the handsome Harry Potter character Cedric Diggory, played by the teen-aged pre-Twilight Robert Pattinson, and it, like cousin Cecil, is at the point of being rediscovered by cutting-edge namers.

Famous People Named Cedric

Cedric Benson, American football player
Cedric Thornton, American football player
Cedric Peerman, American football player
Cedric Griffin, American football player
Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American singer of The Mars Volta
Cedric Kyles, American comedian and actor (known as Cedric the Entertainer)
Cedric Lee Juan Tuck, American rapper
Cedric Coleman, American rapper
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Cedric

Cedric "the Saxon" of Rotherwood, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
Cedric Errol, eponymous character in "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
Cedric Diggory, character from the Harry Potter series
Cedric, character in "W.I.T.C.H"
Cedric Daniels, character on "The Wire"
Cedric Brown, character in "Nanny McPhee"
Cedric Wise Old Elf, character in "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Cedric Sneer, character in "The Raccoons"
Cedric the Sorcerer, character in "Sofia the First"

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