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Updated February 1, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Welsh : From Baddon

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : probably from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Bad(d)a, which is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of the various compound names with the first element beadu ‘battle’.
  • North German : from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with badu ‘strife’, ‘battle’.
  • North German : occupational name from Middle Low German bade ‘messenger’.

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