Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name--which has just recently started to climb-- an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a judge called on by God to rescue the Jews from the Midianites, and the name was popular among the Puritans.
Gideon, now finally in the Top 500, was given a spike by the short-lived TV series "Gideon's Crossing," and has been heard more recently as a main character in "Criminal Minds," as Molly Weasley's brother Gideon Prewett in the Harry Potter series, and as an anti-hero, Gideon Gordon Graves, in the "Scott Pilgrim" series.
The ubiquitous-in-every-hotel-room Gideon bibles were named because Gideon symbolizes great work done by few people.
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