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Gender: Male Meaning of Cedric: "bounty" Origin of Cedric: Celtic Cedric's Popularity in 2017: #983

The name Cedric is a boy's name of Celtic origin meaning "bounty". Cedric is ranked #983 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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

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Famous People Named Cedric

Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American lead singer of The Mars Volta
Cedric "the Entertainer" Anderson Kyles, American comedian and actor
Cedric Lee Juan Tuck aka Big Tuck, American rapper
Cedric Coleman aka Frayser Boy, American rapper
Cedric Myron Benson, American football player
Cedric Thornton, American football player
Cedric Edwin Peerman, American football player
Cedric Leonard Griffin, American football player
Cedric Lamar Jackson, American basketball player
Cedric Webster Hardwicke, English actor
Cédric Gervais, French DJ and producer
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer of group K-Ci and JoJo
(George) Cedric Wright, American violinist and photographer
Cedric Levon Richmond, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
Cedric "Im" Brooks, Jamaican saxophonist
Cedric Neyers (b. 2016), son of Kayla Jackson and Matt Neyers of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
Cedric Bakambu, French-born Congolese professional footballer
Cedric Carrasso, French footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Cedric

Cedric "the Saxon" of Rotherwood, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott
Cedric Errol, main character in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Cedric Diggory, character in the Harry Potter series
Cedric, character in comic book series "W.I.T.C.H"
Cedric Daniels, character on TV's "The Wire"
Cedric Brown, character in film Nanny McPhee"
Cedric Wise Old Elf, character in "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
Cedric Sneer, character on animated series "The Raccoons"
Cedric the Sorcerer, character on animated series "Sofia the First"
Cedric, bellhop in film "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
"Cédric," Belgian comic book by Laudec and Cauvin and its main character

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