English from Hebrew
"flowing down"

Jordan Origin and Meaning

The name Jordan is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "flowing down".

Jordan became one of the top unisex baby names in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still among the most popular unisex names starting with J. The name was originally given to those baptized in holy water brought back by Crusaders from the River Jordan, the only river in Palestine, and the one in which Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

Celebrities with sons and daughters named Jordan include Taylor Hanson, Dierks Bentley, Dr. Phil and Kenny Rogers.

# 98 in the US

Jordan Rank in US Top 1000

# 425 on Nameberry

Jordan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jordan Popularity

Famous People Named Jordan

  • Jordan Nathaniel Marcel KnightAmerican singer
  • Jordan Robert FarmarAmerican basketball player
  • Jordan Ross BelfortAmerican former stock broker and convicted felon
  • Jordan Craig HillAmerican basketball player
  • Jordan Alan GrossAmerican football player
  • Jordan SennAmerican football player
  • Jordan ShipleyAmerican football player
  • Jordan Alexander PughAmerican football player
  • Jordan Jude BabineauxAmerican football player
  • Jordan Lee PickfordEnglish footballer
  • Jordan William FisherAmerican actor and singer
  • (Jordan) Taylor HansonAmerican Singer
  • Jordan Ryan Yatesmember of the former Christian pop band pureNRG
  • Jordan "JMan" Francis, Canadian singer/dancer/actor
  • Jordan CallowayAmerican actor
  • Jordan Paul FryAmerican actor
  • Jordan Haworth PeeleAmerican actor and comedian
  • Jordan "Charlie Scene" Terrellfrom group "Hollywood Undead"
  • Jordan Witzigreutermember of The Ready Set
  • Jordan ZimmermannAmerican baseball player
  • Jordan Alexander SpiethAmerican golfer, won 2015 Masters and US Open
  • Jordan RodgersNFL football player, contestant on The Bachelor
  • Jordan Maron aka CaptainsparklezAmerican YouTuber
  • Jordan RodriguesAustralian actor, dancer, and singer
  • Jordan BanjoEnglish Dancer in group Diversity
  • Jordan FryeMember of the YouTube channel VenturianTale
  • Jordan MastersonAmerican actor
  • Jordan Zevonson of singer Warren Zevon
  • Jordan McGrawson of TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw

Jordan in Pop Culture

  • Jordancharacter in book & movie "The 19th Wife"
  • Jordan Cahillcharacter in "Stuck in the Suburbs"
  • Jordan Kylecharacter in "The Mortal Instruments" series
  • Jordan Wildercharacter on TV's "Famous in Love"
  • Jordan Biggscharacter in "Sims" series
  • Jordan Pikecharacter in "The Baby,Sitters Club"; triplet of brothers Adam and Byron
  • Lee Jordancharacter from the Harry Potter series
  • RollJordan, Roll, old slave song. "The River Jordan of the song became a coded message for escape, calling to mind the Mississippi or Ohio Rivers, both of which led to the slave,free northern United States and thus freedom"
  • Nike Air Jordanathletic shoes inspired by Michael Jordan
  • JordanMiddle Eastern nation

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