Cedric ( French spelling: Cédric) is a masculine given name invented by Walter Scott in the 1819 novel Ivanhoe.
The invented name is based on Cerdic, the name of a 6th-century Anglo-Saxon king (itself from Brittonic Coroticus).
The name was not popularly used until the children's book Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett was published in 1885 to 1886, the protagonist of which is called Cedric Errol. The book was highly successful, causing a fashion trend in children's formal dress in America and popularized the given name. People named Cedric born in the years following the novel's publication include British naval officer Cedric Holland (1889–1950), American war pilot Cedric Fauntleroy (1891–1973) Irish art director Austin Cedric Gibbons (1893–1960) and British actor Cedric Hardwicke (1893–1964).
Cedric is a male given name.
Cedric may also refer to:
- Cedric, Alabama
- Nissan Cedric, a sedan car
- RMS Cedric
- Cédric, a Belgian comic strip
- Cédric Soares, a Portuguese football player
Cedric is a Franco-Belgian comics series written by Raoul Cauvin, illustrated by Laudec Laudec and published by Dupuis in French and Cinebook in English.
The adventures of a young rascal, his family and his school. A hero close to the hearts of all children, funny yet tender at the same time. It is hard, very hard to be a little boy... between the mistress, the school shrink, nosy parents, rowdy pals, an odious niece, and a temperamental girl friend, Cédric finds it hard to keep his tranquillity. For the better part of it, granddad is always at hand, be it when badly hit or to hit badly. This children's new star is already a classic family comic which appeals with pleasure to all audiences.
Since 1989, 23 albums have been published by Dupuis. Cédric is one of the most popular French language comics according to the list of best selling new comics of the ACBD, with e.g. in 2006 alone 288,900 albums, putting Cédric at the fourth spot. By 2008, Cédric had dropped to the 8th position, still selling 273,000 copies that year. A series of animated cartoons based on the comic have been produced as well.
Cedric (1821 – 1829) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. In a career that lasted from April 1824 to August 1826 he ran eleven times and won eight races. Cedric was unraced as a two-year-old, but in 1824 he proved himself the best British colt of his generation by winning seven of his eight races including the Epsom Derby and the Grand Duke Michael Stakes. After winning a notable match on his first run as a four-year-old he lost his form and was well beaten in his remaining races. He was retired to stud at the end of 1826 but proved to be completely infertile.
Cedric (jumping horse)
Cedric is a Holsteiner horse who competes internationally in the sport of show jumping. With rider Laura Kraut, he was part of the gold medal-winning American team in the Beijing Olympics.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
masc. proper name, modern, apparently introduced by Sir Walter Scott (Cedric the Saxon is a character in "Ivanhoe"); apparently a mistake for Old English name Cerdic.
Usage examples of "cedric".
Just the fact of his having weapons helped keep the enemy from blindsiding Cedric, though.
They took them, two at a time, and raced down the corridors, coming up behind Irene and Iris at one of the grates just as the dragon came striding along the corridor to confront Raven and Cedric.
Among his estivating colleagues only Cedric Carnavon was also sitting up.
Cedric Boniface was in the law library, briefing the question of premeditation in connection with murder.
Sharon went to the offices of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, wasted an hour with this assistant and that, and finally learned that the prosecutor heading up the Benedict investigation was named Cedric Hyde.
Sharon wondered why Cedric Hyde was so far removed from the hub of things.
Incensed, Morganthal canceled his afternoon meetings and hustled over to 500 Indiana, arriving just as Cedric Hyde led Gregory Campisi, Sally Pong, Ginny Toledo, and Isaac Brown to the second-floor conference room.
Sally Pong and Cedric Hyde might very well listen to your story, pretend to believe you, then put every cop on the force on the case in an effort to discredit you.
Possibly to have you talk to Sally Pong, Cedric Hyde, and those two detectives on the case.
A swarthy man with jet black hair was bent over the rail, speaking to Cedric Hyde in whispers, and Sharon recognized Gregory Campisi from his pictures in the newspapers and on television.
Welton got in with Cedric Hyde and Sally Pong while Sharon rode with the cops.
Though psi-powers remained in the realm of imagination, as men of similar mind and experience he and Cedric Carnavon could and often did communicate without words.
On that morning Simna and Cedric Car-navon, who had journeyed further afield than anyone else to date in search of new and exciting discoveries, returned with a revelation that put all thoughts of the missing specimens out of mind.
He watches you, and Cedric, and Salvor, but he pretty much ignores me.
Lejardin, Simna, and, early in the dark morning, a weary but attentive Cedric Carnavon.