Gideon is a biblical name that originates from Hebrew. Meaning "feller of trees" or "lumberjack," the name is shared by an Israelite judge in the Old Testament who successfully led the Israelites in battle against the Midianites. Gideon is steadily increasing in popularity in the United States and is currently in the top 400 names for boys.
Similar Names: Gedeon, Gidon
Famous Gideon Names: Gideon Kliger (Israeli Olympic sailor), Gideon Mantell (geologist)