Gideon: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Gideon

Of Hebrew origin, meaning “hewer” (like somebody who cuts logs). The biblical meaning of the name is “he who breaks” and “destroyer.” So, the name has a strong meaning. Literally.

Nicknames:

Gid, Deon.

Famous people named Gideon:

U.S. Congressmen Gideon Gardner, Gideon Barstow, and Gideon Lee; news anchor and writer Gideon Yago; actor Gideon Emery.

Fun fact:

There is a British animated series called “Gideon” about a duck named — you guessed it — Gideon.

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