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 was originally used in the Middle Ages for a child baptized in holy water said to be from the river Jordan.

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Meanings and history of the name Jordan: | Edit

The name is Hebrew in origin, and means "descending."

Famous real-life people named Jordan: | Edit

Jordin Sparks, American Idol winner
Jordan, alter ego of British glamour model Katie Price.
Michael JORDAN, American basketballer.
Jordan Todosey, a Canadian actress know for her roles on "Life with Derek" and "Degrassi"

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Jordan Baker from The Great Gatsby.
Jordan Cavanagh, title character on the TV series "Crossing Jordan."
Jordan Mooney from Cocktail (1988)

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