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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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Gorton.
Gordon is a very popular first name for males (#172 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#143 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gordon for boys (2015 statistics).
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