What does Jourdain mean?
Jourdain /jour-dain/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Jourdain means "down-flowing". Jourdain is an alternate spelling of Jordan (Hebrew). Compare last name Jourden.
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.Kreatif forms: Jardain, Jourdainna, Jourdainni. [more]
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. 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 (not ranked). Forms like Jourdan are uncommon. These boy names reached the height of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.3628%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1305%, down 64%), with forms such as Jorden, Jordyn, Jordon, Jerrod and Jarod 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)