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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Jody, Jordy, Judd, Yarden, Jorden, Jordon, Jordyn

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Comments and insights on the name Jordan

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.

Personal experiences with the name Jordan

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.

Nicknames for Jordan

Jordie
Jorgasm
Jay
J
Jordo
Jay rock
Big bird
Chosen 1
Judd
Jody
Jordy
Jord
J.O.
Jo
Jo Jo
Jor Jor
Jordash
Hitler
Danny
Joe
Wattpad
Joedan
Vent
Panic At The Disco
Daily Emotional Breakdown
No You Can't Look At My Script
5 Year Old

Meanings and history of the name Jordan
Famous real-life people named Jordan

Jordan Knight, singer from New Kids on the Block
Jordan Bernt (B.) Peterson, Canadian psychologist, philosopher, and author.
Michael Jordan

Jordan in song, story & screen

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

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