Jordan (name)

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Jordan
Pronunciation/ˈɔːrdən/ (jor-den)
GenderUnisex
Origin
Word/nameHebrew through Greek
MeaningDescend or flow down
Region of originChristian Roman Empire
Other names
Related namesJorden, Jourdan, Jordyn, Jordin

The name Jordan can refer to several things. The origin of the name is Hebrew ירדן (Yarden), meaning "one who descends" or "to flow down". The form found in Western names comes from its Greek form Ἰορδάνης (Iordanes). In Latin it is Jordanus, in Italian Giordano, in Spanish Jordán, in Portuguese Jordão, in German Jordan, Dutch Jordaan, in French Jourdain, in Irish Iordáin, in Romanian Iordan, in Serbian Jordan, and in Catalan Jordà. Jordan can be either a given name or a surname. Originally a male given name, but in later centuries, it was also a common given name for girls. As a given name, the English form is unisex.

"Jordan" is also widely used as a geographical name, such as in the Jordan River in the Middle East.

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  • Jordan Carver (born 1986), German model and actress
  • Katie Price (born 1978), British glamour model known as Jordan
  • Pamela Rooke (born 1955), British punk rock fashion model and actress known as Jordan

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