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Meaning & History

Modern form of the Old English name Baeda, possibly related to Old English bed "prayer". Saint Bede, called the Venerable Bede, was an 8th-century historian, scholar and Doctor of the Church.

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Catholic saints, history, Orthodox saints, saints
Entry updated July 1, 2008