Meaning of Gideon

Gid•e•on

Pronunciation: (gid'ē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda judge of Israel and conqueror of the Midianites. Judges 6–8.
  2. a member of the Gideons International.
  3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “great destroyer.”
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