Given Name GORDON

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GAWR-dən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From a Scottish surname which was originally derived from a place name in Berwickshire meaning "spacious fort". It was originally used in honour of Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), a British general who died defending the city of Khartoum in Sudan.
VARIANT: Gorden (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Gord, Gordie, Gordy (English)


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Entry updated February 12, 2018