The name Cedric ranked 482nd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 390th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This name was created by Sir Walter Scott for a character in the book Ivanhoe (1819).
It is unclear whether the derivation from Cerdic was an intentional alteration, or merely a matter of misremembering the original. Also, there are authorities who believe Scott had another Welsh name in mind -- Cedrych, which means ''spectacular bounty.''