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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Famous People Named Jordan

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)


Thenamedoctor4 Says:


Jordan is an awful name I know ive made my point 10 times now but I really feel passionate about how bad this name is. This name has plagued me for years upon years upon years and im fed up of his gay antics. Soemtimes I think to myself just how much of a waste of space Jordan is and just how many kids does he touch but ill enevr get a final answer will I. once he kissed another boy whose name goes by mr martyn Drysdale and Jordan begged marty for another kiss but marty was shocked Jordan forced himself on marty. sly if you ask me like, anyway screw Jordan bad bad ba dbad boi.

Thenamedoctor4 Says:


i am opposite from both of yous as i think this name is just the worst.

Thenamedoctor4 Says:


very good mr drysdale

Thenamedoctor4 Says:


jordi b 123

Thenamedoctor4 Says:


trust me this name is bad.

Thenamedoctor4 Says:


i hate this name so much. i know this boy, jordan ya call him. complete header. lives in cloughey northern ireland, definetly the worst perosnb ive ever met. I wont say anything to get him in trouble but he loves the primary school if ya know what i eman. this name brings sick from my sotmach to my motuh and makes me want to leave Northern ireland for months at a time everytime i hear it. ive cried multiple times when i see him. please dont name your son or daughter this anme. please. i beg you. the less jordnas the better. x. what a shot from happy gilmore.

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!