Gideon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gideon
Origin of the name Gideon:
Derived from the Hebrew gidh`ōn (hewer, one who cuts down). The name is borne in the Bible by an Israelite judge who was a leader in the defeat of the Midianites.
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It was a known fact that the Gideon from the Bible was left-handed.
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We named our first born son Gideon Michael. We have no regrets with this name! Gideon is a very strong and masculine name with a good Biblical heritage. It's also very unique which is definitely a plus in my opinion! Oh, and I found other meanings besides the one listed on this website. They include "mighty man of valor" and "great warrior".
I also have a son named Gideon Patrick. We love it and do not regret it at all. I love it's Biblical meaning and uniqueness. It means Great warrior and Gideon was a great warrior judge in the Old Testament. We feel it's a strong name and fits our son perfectly.
We named our first Gideon Lee. He is 11 now and has a very strong personality and suits his name well. He is also a natural leader.
My first born was named Gideon Raymond. We chose it because it means great warrior, and my son had much to overcome before he was even born. It fitted him perfectly, my boy fought very hard to survive, and although he didn't make it, he was such a great warrior. My little Gideon.
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Giddy, Giddyup, Gid, Gee-Gee, Gidmeister, Gid-bug.
The girls at my sons school call him Ginnie pig
I think he likes it!
We call our son Ian, however, I have been told Deon is a traditional nickname for Gideon.
- Meanings and history of the name Gideon: | Edit
Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew
- Famous real-life people named Gideon: | Edit
Gideon Yago, MTV News host
Gideon Patinkin, son of actor Mandy Patinkin
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's son Gideon Scott
- Gideon in song, story & screen: | Edit
The youngest of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
"Gideon" song by My Morning Jacket
Gideon is a mutant supervillain in Marvel Comic books
Jason Gideon, played by Mandy Patinkin on TV show "Criminal Minds"
Gideon is an angel played by Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "One Magic Christmas."
Gideon is a character in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels & movie.
Gideon Prewett is a character in the Harry Potter books