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Gender: M Meaning of Gordon: "great hill" Origin of Gordon: Scottish

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As this long-term Age of Jordans, both male and female, begins to wind down, the neglected Scottish favorite Gordon, with its more distinguished history, could come back as a distinctive alternative. Originally a surname, it was used in honor of nineteenth century general Charles George Gordon, killed defending the city of Khartoum. Conservative but not stodgy, Gordon was a Top 100 name from 1911 to 1943, but has been completely out of the Top 1000 since 2008.

A contemporary political headliner is former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (born James Gordon), and other distinguished bearers of the name have been photographer and film director Parks, Scottish celebrity chef Ramsay, and the beloved "Sesame Street" character Gordon Robinson. We won't even mention that symbol of corporate greed--Gordon Gekko.

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Famous People Named Gordon

Gordon James Ramsay, Scottish chef, restaurateur & TV personality
(James) Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister
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Gordon Gould, American physicist
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter
(Albert) Gordon MacRae, American actor/singer
George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, English Romantic poet
Gordon "Gordie" Howe, Canadian ice hockey player nicknamed "Mr. Hockey"
Gordon Bitner Hinckley, American Mormon leader
Gordon David Strachan, Scottish football manager
Gordon Muir Campbell, Canadian politician, premier of British Columbia
Gordon Hill Jenkins, American arrange and composer
Alex Gordon, Major League Baseball player

Pop Culture References for the Name Gordon

Gordon Gekko, main character in the Wall Street film series
Gordon Shumway, character on TV's "Alf"
Gordon Freeman, main character of the "Half-Life" series
David "Gordo" Gordon, character on TV's "Lizzie McGuire"
Gordon, train from animated series "Thomas & Friends"
Gordon Robinson, character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Gordon Smallwood, character the movie "The Mothman Prophecies"
Gordon Cahill, character on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"

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