Cedric Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Cedric:
An invention of Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) for the character Cedric the Saxon in Ivanhoe (1819). He is believed to have based the name on Cerdic, a name of uncertain etymology borne by the traditional founder of the West Saxon kingdom.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Not super common, nor does it have an interesting origin, but I love it. Personally, people would rather compliment the name 'Cedric' for its originality and how well it slides off the tongue, rather than bashing on its weirdness. It's fairly easy to pronounce, but not overly used, and the characters like Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter is pretty likeable. I've grown to like it a lot.
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Ceddy (same idea as Teddy)
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meaning: battlefield chieftain.
Cedric is of Old English origin. The name was invented by Sir Walter Scott for the character Cedric of Rotherwood in the book "Ivanhoe" (1819). It appears to be from Cerdic, the name of the traditional founder of the kingdom of Wessex. Cerdic was a Saxon, and his name could also have been of Germanic origin, though it is uncertain.
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Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles, American actor and comedian
Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Singer for the band Mars Volta
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Cedric Diggory, a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series who played a key role in the fourth novel
Cedric Errol, the given name of Little Lord Fauntleroy in the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Cedric Daniels, police officer on "The Wire" (played by Lance Reddick)