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Gender: M Meaning of Cedric: "bounty" Origin of Cedric: Celtic Cedric's Popularity in 2014: #785

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
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Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American singer of The Mars Volta
Cedric Kyles, American comedian and actor (known as Cedric the Entertainer)
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Pop Culture References for the Name Cedric

Cedric "the Saxon" of Rotherwood - the father of Ivanhoe
Cedric Errol - "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
Cedric Diggory - Hufflepuff from the Harry Potter series
Cedric - the evil Phobos' sidekick in the series "W.I.T.C.H"
Cedric Daniels - character on "The Wire"
Cedric Brown, from the movie "Nanny McPhee"
Cedric Wise Old Elf, character from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Cedric Sneer, character from "The Raccoons"
Cedric the Sorcerer, character from Sofia the First

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