GIDEON
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: גִּדְעוֹן (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: GID-ee-ən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon was a hero of the Old Testament who led the Israelites against the Midianites. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.
Related Names
VARIANT: Gid'on (Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gedeon (Biblical Greek), Gid'on (Biblical Hebrew), Gedeon (Biblical Latin)
Popularity
United States  ranked #390 
Netherlands  ranked #357