Gideon

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Latin spelling of the Hebrew name גִּדְעוֹן (gid'on), probably related to the Hebrew word ga'da = 'to cut', 'to fell' [1] meaning

1) 'feller, hewer, one who cuts down' [2] [3]

2) 'one with a damaged (cut off) hand' [4]

Related Names

Gedeon
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gedion
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Danish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Gideon
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Gídeon
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Icelandic
Gidion Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gido Danish Finish Swedish
Gidon Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Kiite, Kîtiorne

Patronyms (male)

Gideoninpoika Finland
Gideonsen Norway
Gideonssen Norway
Gideonsson Sweden

Patronyms (female)

Gideonintytär Finland
Gideonsdatter Norway
Gideonsdotter Sweden

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gideon
Genitive: Gideons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gideon
Genitive: Gideonin
Partitive: Gideonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gideon
Genitive: Gideons
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gideon
Genitive: Gideons

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 0 200 881
Denmark Denmark[6]
0 n.a. 45 n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 33 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 639
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Gideon(m) Sources: [5][6][7][8]

Sources: [5] [6] [7] [8]

References

  1. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi