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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
Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister
Gordon Cooper, American astronaut
Gordon Dickson, American writer
Gordon Gould, American physicist
Gordon Lightfoot, singer
Gordon MacRae, '50s singer, star of Oklahoma & Carousel
George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, Romantic poet
Gordon "Gordie" Howe, legendary NHL player nicknamed "Mr. Hockey"
Michael Gordon Clifford, member of Australian band '5 Seconds of Summer'

Pop Culture References for the Name Gordon

Gordon Shumway, extraterrestrial lead in the U.S. show "Alf"
Gordon Freeman, main character of the "Half-Life" series
David "Gordo" Gordon, best male friend of Lizzie in "Lizzie McGuire"
Gordon, a train from Thomas & Friends
Gordon Robinson, character on Sesame Street
Gordon Smallwood, from the movie "The Mothman Prophecies"
Gordon tartan plaid (green, blue, gold, white/black)
Gordon Cahill, character in TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger"

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