Gender: Male Meaning of Jordan: "flowing down" Origin of Jordan: Hebrew Jordan's Popularity in 2018: #82

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.

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Rank in US: #82

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Pop Culture References for the name Jordan

Jordy, Jordany, Jordanny, Jordaine, Jordayne, Jori, Jordun, Jordanio, Jordano, Jordani, Jordian, Jourdan, Jory, Judd, Jardan, Jud,

Jordan's International Variations

Jordon, Jourdain, Jorden (French) Jarden (Hebrew) Joord, Jordaan (Dutch) Jordão (Portuguese) Giordano (Italian)


livelaughlove._ Says:


This is my brother's name, and I absolutely love it. :)

indiefendi2 Says:


I'm basically the opposite. I think Jordan is just enough for both genders or even the supermodel Jourdan Dunn spelling is a unique way to set it apart --as she's British-- but I just can't stand when most girl names get yn endings to make it "girly" because I see it as "well boys get the same ending too and in Welsh yn *is* for boys". I don't understand it. to make it girly it should be the gorgeous Jordana.

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love this name for a boy only. I prefer Jordyn spelling if you must name your girl this;)

luella_madison Says:


This is one of the names, I believe, that is truly unisex. I prefer it on a male though.

KassemJ Says:


I despise this name. No matter how much I love Michael Jordan, this will always a limp, pretty boy douchebag name to me. I also hate the meaning, "Flowing down/descending", I know it's talking about the river it comes from but it make me think of "declining/failure". George and Gordon are infinitely superior in my opinion.

Leah3456 Says:


Love this name on a boy!

raevynstar Says:


I can tolerate this on a girl, since my half sister is named Jordan, but it's SO much better on a boy!