What Does The Name Jordan Mean?


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Matthew Porter answered
The name Jordan originates from the Hebrew language and means descends, or flow down. It refers to the River Jordan in Palestine in which Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. The river spans 156 miles across West Asia flowing to the Dead Sea. The Hebrew Bible refers to the river as a source of fertility to a larger plain, and describes it as "The Garden of God”. The Jordan is also where John the Baptist bore record of Jesus as the Son of God, and Lamb of God, and when Jesus’ enemies sought to capture him he took refuge at Jordan in the place where John the Baptist baptised him. The name is used for both boys and girls and is very popular. The short form, Jordi, is also a Catalan variant of George. Jordaine and Jourdan are the French variations, and the name has a total of 28 variations: Giordano, Jared, Jarred, Jarod, Jarrod, Jarrot, Jarott, Jerad, Jerred, Jerrod, Jerrot, Jerott, Jordain, Jordaan, Jordao, Jordell, Jorden, Jordi, Jordon, Jordy, Jordyn, Jori, Jory, Jourdain, Jourdan, Jud and Judd. In 2010, the name Jordan ranked 178 out of the top 1000 most popular American names for girls, and was also ranked 46 out of the top 1000 most popular American boys names.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Down flowing = go with the flow, no plans, almost careless. Very adaptable. Won't attempt to move immovable objects, instead just avoids them. Takes the path of least resistance. Think about how a river flows down. If it meets an obstacle that it can't overcome it will simply go around. Using that analogy you could assume that Jordan would also be a force to be reckoned with. Think of a raging river after a long storm. Not many things will stand in its path. So maybe it could also mean emotional? Acts more on emotion instead of logic?

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Arlene Fernandes Profile
The name Jordan is Hebrew in origin and it means 'to flow down'. It is pronounced JOR-dan. It is the name of the key river in Palestine and has been used as a first name ever since the Crusades. It has its roots in the Hebrew term Yarden, which means "one which descends". It has been assimilated into Latin as the name Jordanus.

There are different variations of the same. For instance, it is Giordano in Italian; in Arabic it is Urdunn; in French Jourdain; in Spanish Jordán; and in Catalan Jordà.

It is also popularly used to refer to country belonging to southwest Asia, located in northwest Arabia, by the same name. It is both a girl and a boy's name. Jordan is also a popular first name and a surname.
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Jordan Kennard
Jordan Kennard commented
Im a boy and my Name is Jordan, my personality kind of fits in with the down flowing bit i just like to let the river current take me and eventually ill end up into something bigger e.g the ocean (:
Im 14 and i would like to know if the crusaders used it for a name of someone or something?
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Jordan Dillon answered
My name is jordan and I completely agree with all of this because we do take the simplest path. We don't make close ties with anyone, its very rare to make a tie with us. If you do you must be very trusted and we must think you wont hurt us. I do rely on emotions, not logic and my friends come to me for advice. But when I get angry, it either ends with me winning a fight or complete and utter disaster. Good thing is that its hard to get me mad.
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Anonymous answered
Jordan means to "down flow" ot"s where Jesus the lord savior Crist was baptized. But it's called the Jordan River. And its located in Latin Egypt.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
The name Jordan means "Down flowing". It is the name of a river in Palestine where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. It is a Hebrew origin and is pronounced as JOR-dan. It was first used by crusaders who returned from the holy land.

This name has 23 variants to itself; Jardena, Johrdan, Jordain, Jordaine, Jordana, Jordane, Jordanka, Jordann, Jordanna, Jordanne, Jorden, Jordena, Jordenn, Jordie, Jordin, Jordyn, Jordynn, Jorey, Jori, Jorie, Jorrdan, Jorry and Jourdan. This name holds a rank of 792 out of 4275 for females and as a surname it ranks 110 out of 88799.

Some of the most famous people with the name Jordan are the famous American Politician Jordan, Barbara, the mathematician Jordan, Camille, the American Basketball player Jordan, Michael Jeffrey, his was also called the "Air Jordan" and "His Airness."
Anonymous Profile
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Jordan means 'descending', so the jordan river got its name by 'down flowing'.
Daisy Moore Profile
Daisy Moore answered

From the name of a river flowing between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". In the New Testament John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in its waters, and it was adopted as a personal name after crusaders brought back water from the river to baptize their children. The name died out after the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 19th century. As a surname, it is borne by former basketball star Michael Jordan (1963-).

Feifei Hou Profile
Feifei Hou answered
The name Jordan can be used as both boys and girls names. It originated from Hebrew. The meaning of the name is "descend".
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My name is jordehnne does it have a different meaning because its spell t differently?
Anonymous Profile
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Well it means down flowing I love it because that is my boyfriends name JORDON!
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Anonymous commented
My boyfriend's name is Jordan! : ) His is spelled differently though. Well, we all have some kinda relationship with someone named Jordan since we are looking up what the name means. : )
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Anonymous answered
My name is Jordan :) well, I've heard people say that Jordan meant  a toilet but you can't believe everything you hear :P
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Odelle Manikk answered
Jordan, comes from the name of Jordana, an Ancient Hebrew whore who was said to take the virginity of Jesus Christ. I assure you that this is absolutely correct as I have been researching names for 45 years now. I know it sounds un-canny but Jordan was a most valuable name after Jordana The Madame slain Jesus Christ's virginity. At first it was more of a girl's name, but it is now more common in boys. Egyptians also believed that it was a name that was given to a young homosexual boy because of him being the village whore, having many affairs with the Pharaohs and the village men.

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