Gideon Name Meaning & Origin

Gideon

Pronunciation: GI-dee-ən (key)

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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Nicknames for Gideon

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

Means "feller" or "hewer" in Hebrew

Famous real-life people named Gideon

Gideon Yago, MTV News host
Gideon Patinkin, son of actor Mandy Patinkin
Gideon v. Wainwright is a landmark case where the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states are required to provide counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys.
Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris (b. 2010), son of American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer Neil Patrick Harris

Gideon in song, story & screen

The youngest of the brothers in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

"Gideon" song by My Morning Jacket

"Jimmie Rodgers Dream" song by Elton John and Leon Russell (Gideon appears in the lyrics)

Gideon is a mutant supervillain in Marvel Comic books

Jason Gideon, played by Mandy Patinkin on TV show "Criminal
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Gideon is an angel played by Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "One Magic Christmas."
Gideon de Villiers in Rubinrot written by Kerstin Gier
Gideon is a character in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels & movie.

Rocky Raccoon by The Beatles (the Gideon’s Bible is mentioned)

Gideon Prewett is a character in the Harry Potter books

Gideon is a recurring character in a number of songs by The Hold Steady. He is described as somewhat sinister and a drug addict.

Gideon is a character in the book "Will Grayson, Will Grayson"

Gideon Smeed is Hetty's favourite foundling brother in the Hetty Feather books by Jacqueline Wilson.

Gideon Lightwood is a character in the popular Shadowhunters book series "The Infernal Devices" by Cassandra Clare

Gideon Gold, son of Rumplestiltskin and Belle on "Once Upon a Time"

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