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What does Bede mean?

Bede Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, saint.


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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bede name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bede outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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