Gender Masculine
Scripts גִּדְעוֹן(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. 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.

Related Names

VariantGidon(Hebrew)
Other Languages & CulturesGedeon(Biblical Greek) Gid'on(Biblical Hebrew) Gedeon(Biblical Latin)
User SubmissionsGídeon, Gidéon

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Name Days

Croatia: September 26

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Entry updated May 29, 2020