Jordan Name Meaning & Origin

Jordan

Pronunciation: JOHR-din (key)

Origin of the name Jordan:

Derived from the Hebrew yarden (to flow down, descend). The name is that of the chief river of Palestine, in which Jesus was baptized. Jordan originated as a given name in the Middle Ages, being bestowed upon those baptized in holy water said to be taken from the Jordan River.

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Comments and insights on the name Jordan: | Edit

the person i like's name is jordan

In 26 years I have known 3 Jordans. All three of them were very unique, and extremely friendly.

It definitely sounds like a masculine name to me.

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My son's name is Jordan & after 27 years I am happy I choose this name! A few people have spelled it Jordon I am guessing they would spell the Jordan River wrong also. I am very pleased with this name & he didn't mind that it can be a girl's name also. I recommend this name, has a strong character to it.

My ex is named Jordan. His middle name is Evan.

My stepson's name is Jordan Ellis Campbell. He's been called Jor-El since he was born. My husband had to explain it to me, but Jor-El is the name of Superman's father.

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Jordie
Judd
Jody
Jordy
Jord
J.O.
Jo
Jo Jo
Jor Jor
Jordash
Dan
Danny

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Famous real-life people named Jordan: | Edit

Jordan Knight, singer from New Kids on the Block

Michael Jordan

Jordan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jordan Harvey, character in Jill Williamson's "The Safe Lands" trilogy

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