Gideon

Gideon - A very unique male name



  Nov 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gideon, meaning hewer; or, having a stump for a hand, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1157. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gideon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gideon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gideon. The baby boy name Gideon was given to 719 baby boys in 2012, ranking #394 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,282 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gideon peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 394.



Famous with this name

Lee Gideon
Gideon Tadmor
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Gideon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gideon is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #168 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #722.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gideon is where you live.


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Gideon origin and meaning

Gideon is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means hewer; or, having a stump for a hand. To see famous people named Gideon, pop culture references for the name Gideon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gideon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gideon, sorted by popularity.

Gaetano / Gaston / Gautam / Gautham / Godwin /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012394
2011409
2010462
2009543
2008538
2007528
2006571
2005701
2004700
2003697
2002823
2001700
2000869
19991164
19981110
19971236
19961086
19951018
19941158
19931375
19921365
19911189
19901581
19891188
19881351
19871174
19861397
19851677
19841239
19831418
19821023
19811205
19801088
19791736
19781575
19771699
19761313
19751485
19741135
19731469
19721476
19711194
19701820
19691006
19661591
19631240
19621423
19561645
19531636
19501602
19471653
19231623
19211841
19161157

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska168
Washington212
Idaho236
Minnesota248
New Mexico253
Kansas256
Nebraska275
Utah282
Oregon282
Arkansas287
Pennsylvania288
Indiana289
Colorado304
Ohio304
Virginia318
Iowa329
North Carolina337
Wisconsin340
Kentucky354
Michigan363
Maryland378
Alabama409
Nevada416
South Carolina419
Missouri421
Arizona427
Oklahoma445
Georgia465
Texas466
Tennessee476
Illinois480
Florida530
New York585
Mississippi596
California603
Louisiana613
Massachusetts675
New Jersey722

Even more about Gideon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gideon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gideon?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gideon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,282
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +719

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