Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsɛd.ˌɹɪk/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Invented by 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 Caratācos. The name was also used by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the main character in her novel Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesCerdic(Anglo-Saxon) Caradoc, Caradog(Arthurian Cycle) Caratācos, Caratacus(Brythonic) Cédric(French) Carthach(Old Irish) Caratauc(Old Welsh) Caradoc, Caradog(Welsh)
Same SpellingCédric


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Entry updated January 21, 2022