Name: Gideon

Origin and Meaning of the Name Gideon

  • Meaning:
    Hewer; mighty warrior
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (GID ee un)
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Miscellaneous Info for Gideon

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  • Used in:
    English and Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Variant transcription of Gidon, from the Hebrew meaning "mighty warrior", "hewer", or "maimed".
    In the Old Testament, the name is borne by an Israelite judge and leader in the defeat of the Midianites.

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