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Cedric meaning and name origin
Cedric \ce(d)-ric\ as a boy's name is pronounced SED-rik. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cedric is "kind and loved". 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. However Cedric can also be associated with the Welsh name Cedrych meaning "pattern of bounty". The name later acquired a "sissy" image due to Cedric Errol Fauntleroy, the long-haired, velvet-suited boy hero of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1886 novel "Little Lord Fauntleroy". See also Kedrick. Actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke; Cedric the Comedian.
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Popularity of Cedric
Cedric is a very popular first name for males (#390 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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