What does Jourdain mean?
Jourdain \jo(ur)-dain\ as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jourdain means "down-flowing". Jourdain is a variation of Jordan (Hebrew): name of the major river in Palestine. A rare name for baby boys.
Jourdain has 23 more alternative forms via Jordan: Giordano, Jared▲, Jarod▼, Jarred▼, Jarrod▼, Jarrot, Jarrott, Jerad▼, Jerred, Jerrod▼, Jerrot, Jerrott, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden▼, Jordi▼, Jordon▼, Jordy▼, Jori, Jory, Jourdan, Jud and Judd.
Jourdain is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#28834 out of 88799, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Jourdain and associated names. Jordan (#55 in 2014), Jared (#296), Jordyn (#895), Jordy (#927), Jordon, Judd, Jory, Jordi, Jorden, Jarred, Jarrod, Jerad, Jerrod and Jarod are the prominent varying forms of Jourdain (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the height of its popularity in 1998 and is now significantly less popular, with forms such as Jorden, Jordyn, Jordon, Jordi and Jerrod becoming somewhat outmoded. Jordan (#55) and Jared (#296) are two of the more fashionable boy names among these, with Jordan having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)