Jordan name meaning

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What does the name Jordan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Jordan

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Ohio, U.S. says the name Jordan means "River, or to descend or flow down" and is of Islamic / Muslim origin.
  2. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Jordan is of Hebrew origin and means "To flow down; to be able to adapt using the word of god".
  3. 3 people from Georgia, U.S. agree the name Jordan is of Hebrew origin and means "To flow down".
  4. According to a user from South Africa, the name Jordan means "Flowing down".
  5. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Jordan means "Descendant from heaven. gift of god" and is of English origin.
  6. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Jordan means "Easy and flow" and is of English origin.
  7. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Jordan means "Go with the flow".
  8. According to 3 people from the United States and the United Kingdom, the name Jordan is of Hebrew / Greek origin and means "The river".
  9. A user from Alabama, U.S. says the name Jordan means "Gift of god".
  10. A user from California, U.S. says the name Jordan is of Hebrew origin and means "from the river".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jordan
A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed by a Palestinian authority. It has a population of 4,212,152 (1996) in a total area of 89,213 sq km. The population is predominantly Arab and Moslem. Officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, it was formerly called Trans-Jordan when occupied by the British. The government is a constitutional monarchy, with King Hussein Bin Talal Al Hashimi as its ruler since 2 May 1953. Jordan is a small developing Arab country, having a Gross Domestic Product of $19.3 billion in 1995.
  1. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists.(Obs)
  2. A chamber pot.(Obs)

Etymology: Prob. fr. the river Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
  2. A river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan

From Latin Iordanēs, from Ancient Greek Ἰορδάνης (Iordánēs), from Biblical Hebrew יַרְדֵּן‎ (yardén, “Jordan (river)”).

  1. A country in Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. A river in Middle East that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by crusaders.
  4. A surname​ derived from the male given name.
  5. A female given name from Hebrew, of mid-20th century and later usage.
  6. A small town, the county seat of Garfield County, Montana, United States.

Jordan was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Serbo-Croatian, Swedish, and Tatar

Notable Persons Named Jordan

Notable Persons Named Jordan

Jordan Belfort

Jordan was born on July 6th, 1962 in Queens.

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele is an actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Jordan was given the name Jordan Haworth Peele on February 21st, 1979 in New York City.

Jordan Lukaku

Jordan Lukaku is a soccer player for the K.V. Oostende, K. Boom F.C., Lierse S.K., R.S.C. Anderlecht, Belgium national youth football team, and Belgium national under-18 football team. Jordan was born on July 25th, 1994 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is a singing. He was most active from 2015 to present. Jordan was given the name Jordan Mackenzie Smith on November 4th, 1993 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Barnsley F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Oxford United F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Brentford F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football team. Jordan was born on February 5th, 1990 in Oldham, England. Jordan is also known as Rhodes and Jordan Luke.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Jordan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets, Birmingham Barons, and Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association. His career lasted from 1984 to 2003. Michael was born on February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1999. Michael was given the name Michael Bakari Jordan on February 9th, 1987 in Santa Ana, California, U.S.

Abdullah II of Jordan

Abdullah II of Jordan is royalty. He holds the title King of Jordan and List of kings of Jordan. His ongoing career started in 1999. Abdullah was born as the child of Hussein of Jordan and Princess Muna al-Hussein on January 30th, 1962 in Amman.

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2008. DeAndre was born on July 21st, 1988 in Houston.

Harold "Hal" Jordan

Harold "Hal" Jordan is a comics character.

Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan is an actor and playwright. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Leslie was given the name Leslie Allen Jordan on April 29th, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, US.

  • Jeremy Jordan
  • Scarface
  • Richard Jordan
  • Robert Jordan
  • Eddie Jordan
  • Barbara Jordan
    Office Holder
  • Jeffrey Jordan
  • Eric Benét
  • Montell Jordan
  • Jim Jordan
    Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus
  • Neil Jordan
    Film Director
  • Louis Jordan
  • Jason Jordan
    Soccer Player
  • Orlando Jordan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jordan U.S.
  White 61.44% 64.26%
  African American 30.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jordan

People with the last name Jordan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jordan

  • What name lists does Jordan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jordan? Jordan is the 124th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Jordan was the 89th most popular name. As a last name Jordan was the 116th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jordan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 510,721 babies born with the first name Jordan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jordan to occupy the country of Cape Verde with an estimated population of 491,875 (as of June 16, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jordan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Jordan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jordan is Wednesday, August 15th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Jordan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jordan was in 1990 with a total of 16,134 babies. That's a lot of babies named Jordan!
  • Random Jordan Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jordan ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 15 babies in New Hampshire have the same name in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Jordan: The name spelled backwards is Nadroj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aodjnr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jordan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 208,403 people with the last name Jordan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jordan? Jordan was ranked as the 116th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Jordan name meaning

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