Cedric is a boy's name of Old English origin that means "kindly and loved". Most people with this name have a tendency to be very warm and nurturing. This name was invented by "Sir Walter Scott" in the year 1819 for the character "Cedric of Rotherwood". This was in the book "Ivanhoe".
Cedric was a name invented by Walter Scott in the 1819 novel Ivanhoe. It may have been misread for Cerdic (?name of a Saxon king?), or might have been an anglicized version of the Welsh caredig (?beloved?) , or karedig in the Breton language.