Gordon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gordon

Gordon

Pronunciation: GOHR-dən (key)

Origin of the name Gordon:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname believed to have originated from the place-name Gordon in Berwickshire. The place-name is of uncertain etymology. The use of Gordon as a surname dates to the 19th century, when it was bestowed in honor of the popular British general Charles Gordon (1833 - 85), called Chinese Gordon from his service in China, Egypt, and Sudan.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Gordie

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Gordon Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Gordon? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Gordon

Comments and insights on the name Gordon: | Edit

Gordon is my brother. He is generally very smart and creative and hardworking. The name seems to have become a little more popular over time.

Personal experiences with the name Gordon: | Edit

My father's name was Gordon which he chose for himself at about the age of ten when his family moved to a new town. He died when I was a young teenager. Later I chose this name for my own son, the first male grandchild in the family.

My husband name is Gordon, I prefer his middle name Mark. I felt Gordon was such a old name for a young person of 19 when we met. His grandfathers name was Gordon also. We gave one of our sons Gordon as a middle name

I named my little boy Gordie and I love the name! It is so unique and identifying to him. He is popular because his name is different but old world at the same time. I named him after my husbands uncle who tragically died young and my brother in law who is a good man. I don't think it is a name that sounds old at all!

Nicknames for Gordon: | Edit

Gordie
Gord
Gordo
Gordy

Meanings and history of the name Gordon: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Gordon: | Edit

Gordon Brown, current British prime minister
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folk singer ("Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald")
Gordon Korman, children's author
Gordon Ramsey, Chef

Gordon in song, story & screen: | Edit

Flash Gordon, lead character of the Alex Raymond comic strip of the same name, and the movie, television, and comic books based on the comic strip
Gordon, The Talking Leg, character in Rocko's Modern Life
Gordon, the first archer to appear in the series Fire Emblem
Gordon the Gopher, puppet character from various British children's TV programmes
Gordon, the pet devil of Ackman in Akira Toriyama's manga series Go Go Ackman and its video game adaptation
Gordon the Big Engine, a fictional anthropomorphic tender locomotive in The Railway Series books by Rev. W. Awdry
David "Gordo" Gordon in Lizzie McGuire
Gordon Deitrich, character in the film V for Vendetta
Gordon Freeman, main character in the Half Life series
Gordon Quid, character from Catscratch
Gordon Robinson, from the popular children's educational television program Sesame Street
Gordon Shumway, an alien from Melmac and the title character of the '80s sitcom ALF
Gordon Tracy, fictional character from Thunderbirds
Gordon Walker, a hunter in the television series Supernatural
Tony Gordon, fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street
Gordon, character in Edith Templeton's novel Gordon
Gordon Gekko, fictional character in Wall Street played by Michael Dogulas
Gordon LaChance, fictional character in 'Stand by Me' played by Wil Wheaton

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
75
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

64
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

65
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

73
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

55
No Way
Definitely

Young?

70
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?