Gender: Female Meaning of Jordan: "flowing down" Origin of Jordan: Hebrew Jordan's Popularity in 2018: #375

Jordan Origin and Meaning

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

Originally used for children baptized in holy water from the river Jordan, it became one of the leading androgynous names of the nineties. As the balance tips toward the boys' side it's slipping on the girls' popularity chart. Alternate spelling Jordyn is now more popular for girls.

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Rank in US: #375

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Jordan's International Variations

Jourdaine, Jordane (French) Giordana (Italian) Jordaan (Dutch) Jordana (Spanish) Jardena (Hebrew)




I honestly don’t like this for a girl’s name, but that’s just my opinion.

Castle on a Cloud Says:


Sneakers. Enough said.

TechnoKitten Says:


I prefer it on a boy

jordanastrid Says:


Love this name! It's my middle though I wish it was my first.

Mary Magdalene Says:


I always thought of Jordan as more of a girl's name. I think it works for boys too, it's a good strong name, but if I hear of someone named Jordan I instinctively think it'll be a girl.

Bobcat108 Says:


When I was in high school in the late '70s, the only Jordan I knew was a boy two years older. In my daughter's high school, she says there are around half a dozen Jordans, & all but one are girls.

jordalini Says:


My name :) Although I wish I was named something a little less common, I couldn't imagine being called anything else. Although there are 4 boys for every girl, I have not met another boy named Jordan, just 6 other girls. I graduated with three of them alone, let's just say that could be confusing.