Given Name GIDEON

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: גִּדְעוֹן (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: GID-ee-ən (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

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VARIANT: Gid'on (Hebrew)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gedeon (Biblical Greek), Gid'on (Biblical Hebrew), Gedeon (Biblical Latin)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Gídeon, Gidéon