Gideon

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Gideon mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gideon

"Gideon" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Great Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From Hebrew גִּדְעוֹן (gid'ón, “Gideon”).

  1. A warrior judge of Israel mentioned in the book of Judges.
  2. A male given name, popularized by Puritans.
  3. (religion) A member of Gideons International, an evangelical Christian association, founded in 1899, that distributes free copies of the Bible.

Gideon was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Finnish

Notable Persons Named Gideon

Gideon Emery is an actor, voice actor, singer, and voice acting. He was most active from 1994 to present. Gideon was born on September 12th, 1972 in Windsor, Berkshire.

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Gideon Yu is a president & co-owner of the san francisco 49ers, san francisco 49ers, and president & co-owner of thesan francisco 49ers. Gideon was born on May 14th, 1971 in Seoul.

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Gidi Raff is a noteworthy somebody. Gidi was given the name Gideon Raff in 1973 in Jerusalem. Gidi is also known as Raff and Gidi.

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Gideon Welles was an office holder. Gideon was born on July 1st, 1802 in Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 11th, 1878.

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Gideon Mantell was a surgeon, palaeontologist, and paleontology. Gideon was born on February 3rd, 1790 in Lewes, Sussex, England. He died on November 10th, 1852.

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Gideon Rachman is an important person. Gideon was born in 1963.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gideon

Clarence Earl Gideon is a criminal.

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Gideon is a comics character.

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Louan Gideon was an actress. She was most prominent from 1985 to 2013. Louan was born on November 12th, 1955 in Erath County, Texas, U.S. She left this life on February 3rd, 2014.

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Thomas Gideon is a comics character.

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Markus Fernaldi Gideon is a notable somebody. Markus was born Markus Fernaldi Gideon on March 9th, 1991 in Jakarta. Markus is also known as Fernaldi and Gideon Markus.

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Bond Gideon is a television and television actress. Bond was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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How popular is the baby name Gideon in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 7 0 7
1882 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1884 9 0 9
1885 13 0 13
1886 10 0 10
1887 8 0 8
1888 13 0 13
1890 7 0 7
1891 5 0 5
1892 6 0 6
1899 6 0 6
1900 11 0 11
1901 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 6 0 6
1909 11 0 11
1910 8 0 8
1912 14 0 14
1913 19 0 19
1914 22 0 22
1915 16 0 16
1916 23 0 23
1917 40 0 40
1918 17 0 17
1919 26 0 26
1920 28 0 28
1921 25 0 25
1922 18 0 18
1923 29 0 29
1924 24 0 24
1925 14 0 14
1926 18 0 18
1927 26 0 26
1928 15 0 15
1929 29 0 29
1930 14 0 14
1931 13 0 13
1932 10 0 10
1933 6 0 6
1934 10 0 10
1935 9 0 9
1936 12 0 12
1937 16 0 16
1938 11 0 11
1939 14 0 14
1940 12 0 12
1941 8 0 8
1942 16 0 16
1943 11 0 11
1944 8 0 8
1945 9 0 9
1946 19 0 19
1947 17 0 17
1948 12 0 12
1949 8 0 8
1950 17 0 17
1951 17 0 17
1952 11 0 11
1953 15 0 15
1954 14 0 14
1955 20 0 20
1956 20 0 20
1957 14 0 14
1958 11 0 11
1959 20 0 20
1960 16 0 16
1961 13 0 13
1962 23 0 23
1963 26 0 26
1964 15 0 15
1965 17 0 17
1966 21 0 21
1967 17 0 17
1968 22 0 22
1969 38 0 38
1970 26 0 26
1971 37 0 37
1972 43 0 43
1973 36 0 36
1974 45 0 45
1975 49 0 49
1976 42 0 42
1977 42 0 42
1978 37 0 37
1979 46 0 46
1980 83 0 83
1981 67 0 67
1982 77 0 77
1983 48 0 48
1984 60 0 60
1985 51 0 51
1986 60 0 60
1987 80 0 80
1988 78 0 78
1989 99 0 99
1990 78 0 78
1991 94 0 94
1992 82 0 82
1993 106 0 106
1994 100 0 100
1995 137 0 137
1996 111 0 111
1997 119 0 119
1998 122 0 122
1999 131 0 131
2000 178 0 178
2001 255 0 255
2002 227 6 221
2003 286 0 286
2004 286 0 286
2005 304 0 304
2006 431 0 431
2007 485 0 485
2008 499 0 499
2009 484 0 484
2010 576 0 576
2011 691 5 686
2012 763 0 763
2013 842 0 842
2014 940 0 940
2015 1,050 0 1,050
2016 1,016 0 1,016

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Popularity of Gideon as a first name

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Popularity of Gideon as a last name

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Common last names for Gideon

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gideon U.S.
  White 78.42% 64.26%
  African American 11.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.08% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gideon

People with the last name Gideon are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gideon

  • How Popular is the name Gideon? Gideon is the 2,168th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gideon was the 7,744th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gideon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,657 babies born with the first name Gideon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gideon to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gideon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Gideon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gideon is Wednesday, September 30th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Gideon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gideon was in 2015 with a total of 1,050 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gideon!
  • Random Gideon Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gideon ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Gideon: Your name in reverse order is Noedig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Goinde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gideon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,287 people with the last name Gideon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gideon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Gideon as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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