c. 1980 or earlier
- "Seen Cedric around anywhere? He's nicked my quill."
- —Hufflepuff student.[src]
The name "Cedric" was invented by Sir 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.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBA version