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, 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.
Related boy name: Gorton.Kreatif forms: Gaidon, Gandon, Gordonno. [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)