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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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8482 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gideon for boys (2014 statistics).
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