The name Bede is a boy's name of English origin meaning "prayer". Bede and is often added to user-created lists like Names by Nickname and discussed in our forums with posts like "Safe, Brave or Guilty Pleasure".
From the experts:
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.