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Gordon meaning and name origin
Gordon \g(o)-rdon, gor-don\ as a boy's name is pronounced GORD-en. It is of Old English and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gordon is "large fortification". Also possibly a place name meaning "hill near meadows" or "triangular hill". Name of one of the great Scottish clans. Balladeer Gordon Lightfoot; photographer Gordon Parks; hockey player Gordie Howe.
Gordon has 3 variant forms: Gordan, Gorden and Gordie.
For more information, see also the related name Gorton.
Baby names that sound like Gordon are Cardon, Corydon, Coridon, Garton, Gorten and Gradon.
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Popularity of Gordon
Gordon is a very popular first name for men (#172 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#143 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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