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Gender: Male Meaning of Bede: "prayer" Origin of Bede: English

The name Bede is a boy's name of English origin meaning "prayer". Bede and is often added to lists like Sparkling Summer Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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A famous seventh-century saint and church historian whose name has not survived as well as his works. Known as the Venerable Bede, this Benedictine monk is considered the first known writer of English prose, and highly influential via his The History of the English Church and People.

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Famous People Named Bede

Bede Durbidge, Australian professional surfer
Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, New Zealand diplomat

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