What does Gordon mean?
Gordon /gor-don/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced GORD-en. It is of Old English and Gaelic origin. Possibly a place name meaning "hill near meadows" or "triangular hill". Name of one of the great Scottish clans. The name was used in the 19th century in honor of the British general Charles George Gordon. Balladeer Gordon Lightfoot; photographer Gordon Parks; hockey player Gordie Howe.
Related boy name: Gorton.Kreatif forms: Goldon, Gordongha, Gortin. [more]
How popular is Gordon?
Gordon is a very prominent first name for males (#172 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#151 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Gordon for boys. Gordon reached its apex position of #79 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #935 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)