What does Jordan mean?
Jordan [jor-dan] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Jordan) is pronounced JOR-dan. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jordan is "down-flowing". The river in Palestine where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. First used by Crusaders returning from the Holy Land.
Associated with: river.
Jordan▼ has 23 variants: Jardena, Johrdan, Jordain, Jordaine, Jordana, Jordane, Jordanka, Jordann, Jordanna, Jordanne, Jorden, Jordena, Jordenn, Jordie, Jordin▼, Jordyn▲, Jordynn▲, Jorey, Jori, Jorie, Jorrdan, Jorry and Jourdan.Creative forms:
(female) Jodan, Jorjan, ..
(male) Jormar, Jorvan, .. Middle name pairings:
Jordan Cosette (J.C.), ..
How popular is Jordan?
Jordan is a very prominent first name for females (#792 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#105 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Jordan entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #40 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #262 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jordan (#262 in 2015) are Jordyn (#136 in 2015), Jordynn (#891), Jordin (#1711), Jourdan, Jori, Jordana and Jorden. Adoption of these forms of Jordan was common among parents 12 years ago (usage of 0.59%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.25%, 57.6% less). Jordan is the longstanding favorite, though Jordyn is now higher in the list, while versions like Jordan used to be popular.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adrian▼, Arlan, Carman, Cerian, Darian▼, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dorrian, Dowan (see Dawn), Eirian, Farran, Fran, Gloryan, Hamdan, Jaiden▼, Janean, Jarae, Jaral, Jardyna (see Jardina), Jayda, Jayden▼, Jaylan, Jermain, Jermayn, Joan▼, Joane, Joann▼, Joda, Jodean, Jodee, Jodi▼, Jodie▼, Jody▼, Joeann, Joela, Joelin, Johana, Johna, Joia, Jola, Jolan, Jolana, Jolean, Joleen, Jolin, Jolynn, Jona, Jonay, Jonna, Joppa, Jorah, Jorene, Jorja, Jorjana, Josana, Josiane, Joslin, Joslyn▲, Jovana, Joyann, Jozlyn, Karman, Lorian, Lowran, Marian▼, Maryan, Mirian, Morgan▼, Norda, Perran, Soosan, Tirian, Tiryan and Yordana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jordan.See names in meaning and etymology.