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Jordan Name Meaning and Origin

Jordan Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Flowing river, descending

Name Origin


The name Jordan comes from the Hebrew word 'yarden' which means 'flowing river'. It is also associated with the river Jordan, which is a significant geographical feature in the Middle East. The name symbolizes life, purification, and renewal.

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Jordan Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Jordan is easy to pronounce with a smooth flow of syllables and clear enunciation. It is a popular name due to its simplicity and familiarity.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Jordan has a good rhythm with two syllables that flow well together. It is easy to say and has a pleasing cadence when spoken aloud.

Famous People Named Jordan

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● Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker known for his work in the horror genre. He is famous for directing the acclaimed films 'Get Out' and 'Us'. Peele's talent and creativity have earned him numerous awards and critical acclaim.

● Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a legendary American basketball player widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. He played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards, winning six NBA championships and earning numerous awards and accolades.

● Jordan Fisher

Jordan Fisher is an American actor, singer, and dancer known for his roles in various Broadway musicals and TV shows. He has also won 'Dancing with the Stars' and released his own music, showcasing his diverse talents.

Jordan Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Jordan

The name Jordan is generally free from negative cultural associations or characters. However, some may associate it with the country of Jordan or the river Jordan, which may have political or historical connotations for some individuals.

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