- a masculine name
- Bible a judge of Israel and a leader in the defeat of the Midianites: Judg. 6-8
Origin of GideonClassical Hebrew (language) gidon, literally , hewer ; from gada, to hew
In the Bible, a Hebrew judge who vehemently opposed the Baal cult and defeated the Midianites.
A member of an interdenominational and international society known for placing Bibles in hotel rooms.
Origin of GideonFrom Gideons International, formerly the Gideon Society, after Gideon.