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Scriptsגִּדְעוֹן Hebrew
PronouncedPron.GID-ee-ən English
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Meaning & History

Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
VariantGid'on Hebrew
Other Languages & CulturesGedeon Biblical Greek Gid'on Biblical Hebrew Gedeon Biblical Latin
User SubmissionsGídeon, Gidéon

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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute