Given Name CAEDMON

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: KAD-mən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, though the first element is likely connected to Brythonic caed meaning "battle". Saint Caedmon was a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poet who supposedly received his poetic inspiration from a dream. Our only knowledge of him is through the historian Bede.


Orthodox Saints
Entry updated October 11, 2012