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Jordan meaning and name origin
Jordan \j(o)-rdan, jor-dan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Jordan), is pronounced JOR-dan. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jordan is "down-flowing". Name of the major river in Palestine, used as a given name since the Crusades. The short form Jordi is also a Catalan variant of George. Jourdaine and Jourdan are French forms. The name is influenced by the fame of basketball celebrity Michael Jordan and Nike's line of Air Jordan athletic shoes.
Jordan has 28 variant forms: Giordano, Jared, Jarred, Jarod, Jarrod, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerad, Jerred, Jerrod, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy, Jordyn, Jori, Jory, Jourdain, Jourdaine, Jourdan, Jud and Judd.
Baby names that sound like Jordan are Worden, Arden, Arrden, Ardon, Ardin, Ardian, Jardine and Warden.
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Popularity of Jordan
Jordan is a very popular first name for men (#262 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#110 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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