Jordan - boys name

Jordan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Jordan name meaning:

The name "Jordan" is of Hebrew origin and has both biblical and geographical significance. In Hebrew, the name Jordan means "flowing down" or "descend." It is derived from the Hebrew word "yarad," which means "to descend" or "to flow down."

Geographically, the name Jordan refers to the River Jordan, a significant water source in the Middle East. The River Jordan holds immense religious importance as it is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. It is famously known as the place where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

When given to a boy, the name Jordan can symbolize strength, resilience, and a sense of direction. It can also represent a connection to nature and the spiritual significance associated with the River Jordan. Overall, the name Jordan carries a rich historical and cultural background, making it a timeless and meaningful choice for a boy.

Origin: Hebrew



Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Jordan , Giordana

Other boys names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 220 out of 4789

238 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (139)

Historical popularity of Jordan

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