Beda

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Latinised from of the Old English male (!) name Bede [1] [2] [3] [4]

Old English bede = 'begging man, praying man' [1] [2]

Related Names

Beda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Beeda
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Finish

See also Bedda, Bedine

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Beda
Genitive: Bedas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Beda
Genitive: Bedan
Partitive: Bedaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Beda
Genitive: Bedas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Beda
Genitive: Bedas

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

26 May

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

26 May

Sweden Sweden

27 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 4,222 people were named Beda (percentage of first or only given name: 91 %) [5]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
693
n.a.
693 0 0
Sweden Sweden[9]
103 468 103 465 0 3
Denmark Denmark[10]
5
n.a.
3
n.a.
2
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
1 1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
n.a.
n.a.
18
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[13]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Beda (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Beda (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  7. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/