"hewer; or, having a stump for a hand"

Gideon Origin and Meaning

The name Gideon is a girl's name meaning "hewer; or, having a stump for a hand".

An Old Testament name traditionally used for boys, but with the potential to cross over on the tails of Ezra, Noah, James, and Micah in a wave of increasingly gender-neutral Biblical names. Examples of female Gideons in television include characters on shows such as The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. About a dozen baby girls were given the name Gideon in 2022.

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