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Given Name GIDEON
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: גִּדְעוֹן (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: GID-ee-ən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "feller" or "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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Gid'on (Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gedeon (Biblical Greek), Gid'on (Biblical Hebrew), Gedeon (Biblical Latin)
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