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Meaning of Jordan

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Meaning

The name Jordan has the following meaning:

Of the flowing river. In the Bible, this is the river where Jesus was baptized by John the baptist.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Jordan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 37 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Jordan rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 45 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Jordan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Jordan is pronounced as jor-dun

Origins

Jordan originates from the Hebrew language.

See other suggested Hebrew baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Jordan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Jordan: Boys - Alvah, Jedidiah, Jonah, Judah, Levi, Menachem, Obie, Shadrach, Zechariah, Girls - Daniella, Naama, Nediva, Both genders - Jonathan

Variants

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Jordan are: Jordie, Judd, Jody

Style

We think the name Jordan should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Jordan to be: Strong, masculine, poised chap

In one word, you might describe Jordan as a(n) "masculine" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Jordan (or its variants) are:

Jordan Rudess , born on 4 November, a famous musician. Jordan Rudess 's background: A progressive rock keyboardist best known as a member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

Jordan David Beck , born on 18 April, a famous athlete. Jordan David Beck 's background: A professional American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League

Jordan Jude Babineaux, born on 31 August, a famous athlete. Jordan Jude Babineaux's background: An American football defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks. He is most notable for his game-saving effort in the 2006 NFC Wild Card game when he tackled Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after Romo infamously fumbled the snap for what might have been a game-winning field goal for the Cowboys.
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