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On Gossip Girl, Dan Humphrey has a Cabbage Patch Kid named Cedric who turns up in multiple episodes.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2018
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Too old-fashioned.
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
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I like Cedric for a boy. It sounds nice on its own. I like the fact that it's shorter then Frederick, yet still has the same sound. It sounds handsome and more gentle to me, just based on the sound.
SapphireLace  1/9/2018
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The name Cedric was given to 233 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Cedric are male.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
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You should add Armenian "Sedrak" in related names. We pronounce it as "Sed-RAK" or "Set-RAK"
Anyu Anima  2/3/2017
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Cedric is a common name in France, especially among my generation. Please add French usage to the database. Honestly, it's too common here for people to think of Cedric Diggory (I don't care for Harry Potter anyway). [noted -ed]
Acajou  9/18/2016
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Cedric is from Cedrych, a Welsh name, meaning bounty or boon. Bounty – generosity in giving.
Boon – a blessing to be thankful for. Bounty’s origin is Old French, middle English. Boon’s origin is Old Norse, middle English.
ldbuchanan  3/14/2016
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Cedric is the name of the annoying owl from King's Quest V. He gives Graham advice on his quest to save his family. Cedric has become somewhat of a running gag in later Sierra games due to the fandom's poor reception of him.
Buneary  1/25/2016
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I chose this name for my son who will be 5 years old next month. I fell in love with the name when I found it in a baby name book back when I was still pregnant with my son (before we knew he was a boy). I knew that if we had a boy (and we obviously did), that Cedric would be his name. We did get some questions at first about our name choice, but once family members and friends got used to the name, they started to love it. It also helped that we didn't back down and let anyone talk us out of it, and once our son was born everyone fell in love with him AND his name. Now none of us can imagine him with another name. It is a name that isn't so common that there are 3-4 other boys in his class with the same name, and it's not so far out there that it leaves people scratching their heads when they hear it. In my opinion it is a very nice name that will serve a person well through both childhood and adulthood.
Dream  4/3/2015
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Some of the famous bearers of the name Cedric are: Sir Cedric Hardwicke the actor, Cedric Peerman the NFL player, and Cedric Johnson the nationwide model search winner.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2015
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The first person I think of when I hear this name is Cedric Diggory, from Harry Potter. I then attempt to think of anyone else, and I can't. It's a shame this isn't used more often. It's really a great name, and a nice nickname would be "Ced". I don't, however, like "Rick" as a nickname.
AudreyEllen  1/5/2014
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The name Cedric was really popular in France during the 70's and 80's, but hasn't died out completely. I personally think it's adorable even if it is a little dated. It's never been nearly as popular in the US, so I think it would be a great choice for an American boy if you want something unique but not too out there :)
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
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I love this name! It's adorable, but it can most definitely suit an adult or an old man. I actually know a boy who's about 10, named Cedric :)
― Anonymous User  4/14/2013
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Cedric Benson, an American football player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
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I've always heard it SED-rik, but I was watching a movie called Love In A Cold Climate, where one of the characters was called SEED-rik. The actors were British.
Catalina-lirio  10/22/2011
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This is a great name that should be used more. I find it regal and mature, and it sounds like the name of a quiet, kind, poetic type of guy.
Black_X  7/12/2011
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I like it. Maybe a little pretentious, but with the everyday name "Rick", it could work.
Dawson  12/18/2010
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Famous bearer is Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles, an American comedic actor.
erb816  3/11/2010
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Despite my immediate association with Cedric the Entertainer, I still think Cedric is way too old-fashioned a name for me to ever use. For a character. Maybe. Definitely not for a person, though.
erb816  3/11/2010
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Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor.
Kosta  6/9/2009
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For some reason this name brings a picture of a evil, egoistic and extremely intelligent character of a fantasy book to my mind. But as I happen to love both fantasy books and the bad guys in them, I LOVE this name too. It sounds very noble to me.
Eulalia  4/5/2009
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Cedric Hailey from K-Ci & Jojo.
Cedric Dierens  5/15/2007
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I have a family member who came from "Sedretch" Hungary. It was a small town. I could not find it on the web. I did however find some families trying to discuss their LAST name or a name in the family that sounds like Cedoric, or CSDoric. They where wondering about the spelling, and about the pronunciation, mentioning someone of Hungarian origin. I have found Sedritz as the name of a black violinist in the US.
pashute  10/24/2006
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Cedric Bixler-Zavala is the lead singer and lyricist of The Mars Volta, and was previously the lead singer and lyricist of At the Drive-In.
gethsemane_rose  5/26/2006
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In fact the name Cedric is quite usual in France and I think it's a French name.
katheryn  3/12/2006
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Cedric Errol is the name of Little Lord Fauntleroy.
breakofday  12/30/2005
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In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a character bearing this name (Cedric Diggory) was the second winner for Hogwarts shool along with Harry Potter. Cedric was famous in the series for being the character who Harry saw die, enabling him to see Thestrals.
echo_of_the_past  6/25/2005
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Cedric Diggory made his first appearence in the third Harry Potter book, Prisoner of Azkaban. He was the captain and seeker of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, and therefore one of Potter's main rivals.
Emmasj  1/14/2007

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