Jordan

Jordan - A unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Jordan, meaning flowing down, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #765. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Jordan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Jordan? 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 Jordan. The baby boy name Jordan was given to 7,734 baby boys in 2012, ranking #48 on the national boy baby name top chart.

Must Try: Find A Perfect Name Based On Your Last Name...

With that position 1 in 212 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Jordan peaked in popularity 21 years ago in 1997 on position 26.



Famous with this name

Erika Jordan
Jordan
Michael B. Jordan


How would you rate Jordan, 1-5?

Rating: 4/5 (6 people)


Jordan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Jordan is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #19 - and is the least popular in North Dakota at position #182.

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 Jordan is where you live.


Comment and discuss




Jordan origin and meaning

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

Similar to Jordan

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

Jordon / Jorden / Jordyn / Jordin / Jourdan / Jordany / Jarden /

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
201248
201146
201046
200945
200848
200745
200646
200546
200443
200338
200237
200139
200036
199930
199827
199726
199627
199529
199429
199328
199232
199129
199029
198944
198852
198752
198653
198562
198465
198372
198284
1981102
1980160
1979167
1978219
1977302
1976341
1975388
1974413
1973446
1972488
1971479
1970496
1969525
1968608
1967497
1966550
1965579
1964634
1963652
1962594
1961598
1960688
1959637
1958595
1957551
1956742
1955751
1954747
1953763
1952930
1951965
1950904
1949991
1948828
1947917
1946755
1945846
1944739
1943751
1942898
1941783
1940995
1939752
1938848
1937788
1936795
1935689
1934701
1933615
1932814
1931589
1930807
1929708
1928694
1927806
1926704
1925628
1924745
1923937
19221168
1921773
1920825
19191799
19181745
1917907
1915790
1914774
1913765

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi19
Georgia27
Florida29
South Carolina32
Louisiana32
Delaware36
New Mexico36
Nevada37
Alabama42
Texas43
Arkansas44
California48
Oklahoma48
Tennessee48
New Jersey48
Rhode Island50
Connecticut51
Michigan53
Maryland54
North Carolina54
Indiana54
Arizona55
Massachusetts56
Pennsylvania56
Kentucky56
West Virginia56
Ohio57
Oregon60
Illinois60
Alaska61
Virginia62
New York63
Wyoming64
Missouri65
Washington65
Hawaii66
Colorado69
District of Columbia72
New Hampshire73
Wisconsin74
South Dakota75
Iowa77
Kansas78
Utah81
Montana83
Minnesota84
Maine88
Nebraska105
Vermont125
Idaho126
North Dakota182

Even more about Jordan


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 Jordan a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Jordan?

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.

Recommended articles


#
On chart
1997
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Jordan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 212
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +7,734

About Us

What's BabyNameScience.com? Our team of researchers have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years. From Mary (#1 in 1910) to Madison (#8 in 2012) - We have collected and organized names from over 290 million births to help you find the perfect name for your baby.

Try our free Smart Name Finder

Rather than random suggestions or alphabetically sorted lists we'll give you smart suggestions based on your input and preferences. Give it a try!

  Try Now