Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gideon m. Hebrew גִּדְעוֹן 'destroyer, warrior'.

The name of a Biblical Israelite judge and Christian saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Gedeon.

The name came into use amongst Protestants in the 16th C.

England
Dutch
1571 Gedeon AuFr Garcie; 1575 Gedeon ibid. Bode; 1590 Gideon ibid. Caluwe; 1592 Gedeons (gen) ibid. Adriaenssen
Early Modern English
1593 Gideon bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1596 Gedeon ibid. p. 55
France
Middle French
1562 Gedéon RegPCC-1 p. 6; 1568 Gédéon ibid. p. 398; 1588 Gédéon raymond1588 p. 569
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gideon". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Gideon.