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What does Jourdan mean?

Jourdan Pronunciation of Jourdan [jour-dan] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Jourdan) is a Hebrew name, and the name Jourdan means "down-flowing". Jourdan is a French form of Jordan (Hebrew).


Jourdan has 2 variants: Jorden and Jordon.

8 more different relations via Jordan: Jordaan, Jordain, Jordao, Jordi, Jordy, Jordyn, Jourdain and Jourdaine.

Creative forms:
(male) Jardan, Jouran, ..

(female) Jourjon, Journa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jourdan Gavin (J.G.), ..

How popular is Jourdan?

Jourdan is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#11978 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jourdan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #1152 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jourdan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jourdan outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Jourdan are Jordan (#60 a year ago), Jordy (#874), Jordyn (#966), Jordi (#1175), Jorden (#1191) and Jordon (#1624). Other variants, like Jordain, are seldom used. These forms of Jourdan were favored as birth names 18 years ago (average #906) and have become significantly less common since (#1127, down 55.4%), with the version Jordon becoming somewhat outmoded. Jordan has been the recurring favorite, although Jordy appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jordy, Jordyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bogdan, Bohdan, Corwan, Curran, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dorrian, Dougan, Douggan (see Dugan), Duran, Furman, Goran, Gordan, Gorman, Jadrian, Jaran, Jarman, Jarran, Jeran, Jerman, Johan, Johanan, Joram, Joran, Joren, Jorgan, Jorgen, Jorian, Jorn, Joron, Jovan, Juan, Judah, Judas, Julian, Julyan, Jurgen, Jurian, Justan, Juwan, Laurean, Laurian, Loran, Lorcan, Loucan, Louccan, Morgan, Morrgan, Norman, Riordan, Roldan, Roydan, Taurean, Thurman, Toran, Torean, Torran, Torrian and Youman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jourdan.

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