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Meaning of Cedric

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The name Cedric has the following meaning:

One who is kind and loved; of the spectacular bounty. "War leader".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Cedric is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 527 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Cedric fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 52 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 702 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Cedric in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Cedric is pronounced as sed-rick


Cedric originates from the Welsh language.

See other suggested Welsh boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Cedric and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Cedric: Boys - Evan, Merlin, Merlyn, Mervyn, Girls - Ariana, Gwendolyn, Both genders - Bryn, Carey, Deverell, Dylan, Gladys, Jennifer


Popular Variants for the name Cedric: Caddaric (Celtic), Ced, Cederic, Cedrec, Cedrick, Cedrik (Welsh), Cedro, Cedryc, Cedryck, Cedryk, Rick (Celtic), Sedric, Sedrick, Sedrik


Common nicknames for the name Cedric are: Rick


We think the name Cedric should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Cedric to be: A smart person

In one word, you might describe Cedric as a(n) "smart" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Cedric (or its variants) are:

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, born on 19 February, a famous actor. Sir Cedric Hardwicke's background: A notable English actor who played in such film classics as Les MisÚrables (1935), King Solomon's Mines (1937), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), The Winslow Boy (1948) and Olivier's Richard III (1955).

Cedric Maxwell, born on 21 November, a famous athlete. Cedric Maxwell's background: A retired American professional basketball player now in radio broadcasting. Nicknamed 'Max' or 'Cornbread', he played 11 seasons in the NBA, and played a key role in two championships with the Boston Celtics.

Cedd, born on 26 October, a famous religious character. Cedd's background: In 654, he became bishop of the East Saxons. Monasteries he founded include Bradwell on Sea, Tilbury and Lastingham. Hos brother was St. Chadd of Lichfield.
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