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What does Cedric mean?

Cedric Pronunciation of Cedric as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, kind (gracious), hero, little


VARIANTS Caddaric, Ced, Cedrick, Cedrik, Cedro, Rick, Rickey, Ricky, Sedric, Sedrick, Sedrik





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How popular is Cedric?

Cedric is a very popular first name for men (#390 out of 1220, Top 32%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Cedric was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #246 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #967. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cedric name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cedric outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Cedric (#967 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Ricky (#681), Rick (#1872), Cedrick, Kedrick, Rickey, Sedric and Sedrick. These relations of Cedric were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (AVERAGE #1089) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1690, 94.9%), with forms like Rickey falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cedric, Cedrick, Kedrick, Rick, Rickey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Sedric, Sedrick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cedric and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aeric, Aerric, Aldric, Andric, Audric, Beric, Ceri, Chadric, Chadrick, Dedric, Dedrick, Deric, Edric, Fredric, Godric, Jedrick, Jeric, Jerric, Kendric, Meldric, Padric, Pedrio (see Pedro), Rodric, Tedric, Tedrick and Thedric. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cedric.

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