"great hill"

Gordon Origin and Meaning

The name Gordon is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "great hill".
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. Gordon is one of the most classic authentically Scottish names for boys.

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 and is showing some new signs of life. It fell off the charts in 2009 and reentered in 2014.

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 from the 80's movie Wall Street.
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Famous People Named Gordon

  • Gordon Haddon ClarkAmerican philosopher
  • (James) Gordon BrownBritish Prime Minister
  • (Leroy) Gordon CooperJr., American astronaut
  • Gordon Muir CampbellCanadian politician
  • Gordon Edgar "Gord" DownieCanadian singer/songwriter
  • Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner aka StingEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Gordon Rupert DicksonAmerican,Canadian novelist
  • Gordon GouldAmerican physicist
  • Gordon Bitner HinckleyAmerican Mormon leader
  • Gordon "Gordie" HoweCanadian ice hockey player
  • Gordon Hill JenkinsAmerican arranger and composer
  • Gordon Meredith LightfootCanadian singer,songwriter
  • (Albert) Gordon MacRaeAmerican actor/singer
  • Gordon James RamsayScottish restaurateur & TV personality
  • Gordon David StrachanScottish football manager
  • George Gordon ByronLord Byron, English Romantic poet
  • Michael Gordon CliffordAustralian guitarist in "5 Seconds of Summer"
  • Gordon KormanCanadian,American author

Gordon in Pop Culture

  • Gordon Deitrichcharacter in "V for Vendetta"
  • Gordon Gekkomain character in "Wall Street" series
  • Gordon Shumwaycharacter on "Alf"
  • Gordon Freemanmain character on "Half,Life" series
  • David "Gordo" Gordoncharacter on TV's "Lizzie McGuire"
  • Gordontrain from animated series "Thomas & Friends"
  • Gordon Robinsoncharacter on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Gordon Smallwoodcharacter the movie "The Mothman Prophecies"
  • Gordon Cahillcharacter on TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger"
  • Gordon Cooper Tracycharacter from The Thunderbirds series (TV show [1965,66], movie [2004], and TV show remake [2015,]), he was the fourth oldest Tracy son
  • Gordon Malloycharacter on the TV series "The Orville"

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