Given Name CEDRIC

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SED-rik  [details]

Meaning & History

Invented by Sir Walter Scott for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819). Apparently he based it on the actual name Cerdic, the name of the semi-legendary founder of the kingdom of Wessex in the 6th century. The meaning of Cerdic is uncertain, but it does not appear to be Old English in origin. It could be connected to the Brythonic name CARATACOS. The name was also used by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the main character in her novel 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1886).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Caratacos, Caratacus (Ancient Celtic), Cerdic (Anglo-Saxon), Cédric (French), Caradog, Caradoc (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Cédric

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Entry updated December 3, 2014