Cedric Origin and Meaning

The name Cedric is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "bounty".

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 was later also given to 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.

Actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer has propelled this name into the spotlight in recent years.

Cedric has been on and off the charts the last few years, but is currently back in the Top 1000 in 2022.

# 958 in the US

Cedric Rank in US Top 1000

# 165 on Nameberry

Cedric Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cedric Popularity

Famous People Named Cedric

  • Cedric BixlerZavala, American lead singer of The Mars Volta
  • Cedric "the Entertainer" Anderson KylesAmerican comedian and actor
  • Cedric Lee Juan Tuck aka Big TuckAmerican rapper
  • Cedric Coleman aka Frayser BoyAmerican rapper
  • Cedric Myron BensonAmerican football player
  • Cedric ThorntonAmerican football player
  • Cedric Edwin PeermanAmerican football player
  • Cedric Leonard GriffinAmerican football player
  • Cedric Lamar JacksonAmerican basketball player
  • Cedric Webster HardwickeEnglish actor
  • Cédric GervaisFrench DJ and producer
  • Cedric "KCi" Hailey, American singer of group K,Ci and JoJo
  • (George) Cedric WrightAmerican violinist and photographer
  • Cedric Levon RichmondU.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Cedric "Im" BrooksJamaican saxophonist
  • Cedric BakambuFrench,born Congolese professional footballer
  • Cedric CarrassoFrench footballer
  • Cedric Neyers (b. 2016)son of Kayla Jackson and Matt Neyers of TV's "16 and Pregnant"

Cedric in Pop Culture

  • Cedric "the Saxon" of Rotherwoodcharacter in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
  • Cedric Errolmain character in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Cedric Diggorycharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Cedriccharacter in comic book series "W.I.T.C.H"
  • Cedric Danielscharacter on TV's "The Wire"
  • Cedric Browncharacter in film Nanny McPhee"
  • Cedric Wise Old Elfcharacter in "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
  • Cedric Sneercharacter on animated series "The Raccoons"
  • Cedric the Sorcerercharacter on animated series "Sofia the First"
  • Cedricbellhop in film "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
  • "Cédric" Belgian comic book by Laudec and Cauvin and its main character