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What does Gideon mean?

Gideon \gi-deon\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Gideon has 4 variants: Gideone, Gidi, Gidon and Hedeon.


Popularity

Gideon is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#8482 out of 88799, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Gideon for boys. Gideon reached its apex rank of #349 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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