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Ugh, no. I can only think of the Handmaid's Tale. Creepy.
Gilad Bloom, Israeli tennis player, born in 1967.
Eek. Sounds so dated.
'No hate, no fear, Gilead's NOT welcome here!' from Canadian demonstrators in The Handmaid's Tale.
Too associated with the hostile terrorist state from Margaret Atwood's dystopian epic turned TV smash from Hulu, 'The Handmaid's Tale'. Do not use it ever.
From Jeremiah 8:22: "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?"

This is a relatively famous Bible verse referenced in the African American spiritual "There Is a Balm in Gilead" and in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" ("Is there, is there balm in Gilead? -- tell me truly, I implore"). The phrase "balm in Gilead" is a metaphor for hope, or for redemption through God.
This isn't exactly a famous bearer, but there is an old Negro spiritual entitled "There Is A Balm In Gilead". The chorus goes:

There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole.
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul.
The Republic of Gilead is the dystopian society in the novel The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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