Gordon

Gordon - A very unique male name



  Feb 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gordon, meaning great hill, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #122. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gordon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gordon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gordon. The baby boy name Gordon was given to 132 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1043 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,432 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gordon peaked in popularity 86 years ago in 1933 on position 70.



Famous with this name

Serena Gordon
Gordon Chan
Zachary Gordon


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Gordon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gordon is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #577 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,321.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gordon is where you live.


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Gordon origin and meaning

Gordon is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means great hill. To see famous people named Gordon, pop culture references for the name Gordon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gordon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gordon, sorted by popularity.

Grayden / Gardner / Graydon / Gorden / Graden / Geordan / Giordano / Gardiner / Grayton /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121043
20111061
20101132
20091059
2008970
20071025
2006936
2005935
2004752
2003757
2002663
2001708
2000652
1999658
1998647
1997596
1996556
1995548
1994559
1993508
1992512
1991492
1990475
1989447
1988421
1987396
1986364
1985372
1984362
1983357
1982354
1981345
1980343
1979350
1978341
1977332
1976333
1975311
1974293
1973276
1972270
1971247
1970236
1969226
1968211
1967206
1966180
1965178
1964166
1963159
1962173
1961165
1960159
1959155
1958152
1957139
1956129
1955128
1954121
1953116
1952110
1951107
1950108
1949113
1948112
1947110
1946110
1945109
1944105
194398
194292
194192
194091
193980
193877
193775
193675
193570
193471
193370
193281
193176
193077
192979
192876
192775
192675
192572
192475
192376
192276
192184
192084
191986
191885
191784
191690
191590
191486
191394
191292
191197
1910122

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota577
Washington644
Kentucky666
Massachusetts677
New York696
Utah749
Arizona764
Virginia784
California878
Tennessee925
Pennsylvania956
Michigan1060
Texas1152
Florida1321

Even more about Gordon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gordon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gordon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1933
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Gordon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 12,432
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +132

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