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Pronunciation

gɪdiən

Origin

English, Hebrew

Meaning

This strong old Hebrew name comes from the word for 'feller' or 'hewer', but it can also mean being 'cut down a size'! Our earliest recorded Gideon was a judge, but it was much, much later, in around the 17th century that the name became popular. People rate this charming name as feeling strong and traditional, and usually that indicates very common names. But the great thing here is, classic Gideon may be, common it definitely is not!

Rank in the year 2015

Gideon was ranked #637 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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