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What does Jourdain mean?

Jourdain Pronunciation of Jourdain [jour-dain] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jourdain means "down-flowing". Jourdain is an alternate spelling of Jordan (Hebrew).


Jourdain has 4 variants: Jordaan, Jordain, Jordyn and Jourdaine.

5 more alternative forms via Jordan: Jordao, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon and Jourdan.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Jourdain Jared (J.J.), ..

How popular is Jourdain?

Jourdain is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#29516 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Jordan (#60 in 2015), Jordyn (#966), Jordi (#1175), Jorden (#1191), Jordon (#1624) and Jourdan are the prominent varying forms of Jourdain (not ranked). Other forms, like Jourdaine, are uncommon. These relations of Jourdain reached the height of their popularity 3 decades ago (adoption of 0.83%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.36%, 56.4% less), with the form Jordon becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jordan, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordyn, Jourdan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jordan, Jordon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ardin, Baudoin, Bodin, Bordin, Coldin, Colldin (see Colden), Corbin, Corin, Corrin, Corvin, Corwin, Dorrin, Durbin, Durwin, Efrain, Godin, Godwin, Goodwin, Gordan, Gorin, Jadrian, Jaidin, Jardine, Jarin, Jarmann (see Jarman), Jarran, Jarrin, Jeran, Jermain, Jermaine, Jerman, Jermin, Jerrin, Jodie, Johan, Jondavid, Joram, Joran, Jordell, Jordy, Joren, Jorgan, Jorgen, Jorian, Jorie, Joris, Joron, Joslin, Josquin, Josslin, Jovan, Jovann, Jovin, Juan, Judas, Judsen, Judson, Julyan, Jurian, Jurik, Justain, Justan, Juwan, Korbin, Korin, Korrin, Lorrin, Loughlin, Maurin, Norwin, Romain, Thurstain (see Thurston), Torin, Torrin and Urbain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jourdain.

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