Caedmon Name Meaning & Origin

Caedmon

Pronunciation: CAD-mən (key)

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Nicknames for Caedmon

Caed (/Cad/), Caedy (/Caddy/)
Cae

Meanings and history of the name Caedmon

Meaning: "wise warrior"
"Song" is the common translation as Caedmon was the Father of English Verse

Famous real-life people named Caedmon

7th century Celtic saint, considered the father of modern liturgical music. Caedmon is the first known poet in English, writer of the Anglo-Saxon "Caedmon's Hymn." The story of its composition is recorded in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

Caedmon in song, story & screen

The Christian music group Caedmon's Call is named after the historic Caedmon. However, they mispronounce the name.

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