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Meaning and name origin

Gideon \gi-deon\ as a boy's name is pronounced GIH-dee-en. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gideon is "feller of trees; powerful warrior". Biblical: a hero and judge of Israel who won battles through skillful planning and faith rather than strength of arms alone. The latter-day Gideons are the group responsible for placing Bibles in hotel bedrooms.


Gideon has 4 variant forms: Gideone, Gidi, Gidon and Hedeon.


Gideon is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8482 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gideon for boys. Gideon reached its highest rank of #349 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gideon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gideon outside U.S.