US Popularity:634
Meaning:Hewer; Feller; One who cuts down; Warrior
Gideon is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin that embodies the potency of will. Translated as "hewer" or "feller," Gideon's most popular meaning is "one who cuts down." Already inspiring images of great strength and ferocity, Gideon is further emboldened by its roots in the Hebrew Gid'on, which means "warrior." Such rich meanings effortlessly intertwine to weave the tale of the celebrated biblical judge and military leader. As recanted in the Book of Judges, Gideon is renowned as a hero-liberator of Israel chosen by God to save the Israelites from oppression. Though a timid figure, Gideon finds great courage in his faith, eventually leading a small elite force of 300 to victory over an army of thousands—a story that endures in popular culture to this day. If you're a proud sci-fi nerd, this name may also remind you of Tasmyn Muir's Gideon the Ninth, the first novel in the Locked Tomb series. Whether you want to connect baby to your faith or passion, Gideon can make for a powerful choice.

Gideon Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gideon is currently #340 on The Bump
Boy:Gideon is currently #195 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Gideon is currently #251 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gideon is currently #634 in U.S. births
Boy:Gideon is currently #318 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

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