What does Bede mean?
Bede [be-de] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bede is "prayer bead". Saint Bede was an influential seventh-century English church historian. He is also supposedly the first documented writer of English (as opposed to Latin) prose, though his English works have been lost.
Bede has 1 variant: Beda.Creative forms:
(male) Bedo, Berde, ..
(female) Bedei, Beett, .. Middle name pairings:
Bede Luciano (B.L.), ..
How popular is Bede?
Bede is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#75219 out of 150436, Top 50%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bede has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Bede is pronounced similarly to Bid, Boid, Boyd▼, Boyde, Bud▼ and Budd. Other recommended names are Ade, Bake, Bale, Bane, Barde, Beal, Beale, Bear, Beau▲, Beck, Bedell, Beebe, Belden, Bell, Ben▼, Benet, Benn, Benne, Bent, Berg, Berk, Berke, Berl, Berle, Bern, Berne, Bert▼, Bev, Beven, Blade, Boden▲, Bodey, Bodie▲, Boe, Brae, Brye, Cade, Dade, Gide, Jade, Jude▲, Kade▲, Meade, Reade, Reide and Wade▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bede.See names in meaning and etymology.