What does Jordan mean?
The meaning of Jordan is "descend, to flow down".
Jordan is used as both a boys and girls name.
It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Jor-dan.
The Given Name Jordan
The name Jordan is an anglicized form of the River's Hebrew name, Yarden (יַרְדֵן), which itself is derived from the Hebrew word yarad (יָרַד) meaning "descend".
In the Middle Ages, children baptized in the Jordan water brought back by the crusaders, were given the name.
The name lost popularity after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century either from the original given name or as a transferred use of a surname that derived from the original given name.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Jordan Baker, and Jordan Dangerfield.
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Jordan Related Names
The names Giordani, Giordano, Iordan, Joord, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordana, Jordane, Jordanna, Jordell, Jordi, Joretta, Jourdain, Jourdaine, Jourdan, Jourdon, Yarad, Yardan, Yardane, Yarden, Yardena, Yardenah are all forms of Jordan.
- Jordan ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 13:10)
- Jordan Baker ~ The Great Gatsby character
- Jordan Dangerfield ~ Football Player
- Jordan Norwood ~ Football Player
- Jordan of Saxony ~ Saint
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