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Pronunciation

ʤɔrdən

Origin

English, Slavic

Meaning

Originally from the name of the sacred river Jordan, this handsome name was originally given to those baptized in holy water brought back by Crusaders. In the Middle Ages, little children baptized in this way were said to be from the river Jordan. In its original Hebrew, the name means to 'flow down'. Simple, strong and charming, this little unisex name has a friendly, easy-going feel.

Rank in the year 2015

Jordan was ranked #91 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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