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
VARIANTS Jardena, Johrdan, Jordain, Jordaine, Jordana, Jordane, Jordanka, Jordann, Jordanna, Jordanne, Jorden, Jordena, Jordenn, Jordie, Jordin▼, Jordyn▲, Jordynn▲, Jorey, Jori, Jorie, Jorrdan, Jorry, JourdanCREATIVE 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), 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.