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This IS a boy's name and should stay that way, on girls nope. Come on people, it’s like naming a boy Emily or Samantha, simply silly.
Curious me  8/31/2018
Personally, I only like Jordan on a boy. It’s not a terrible name for a girl especially spelled Jordyn. I like the name Jori or Jorie for a girl better. But obviously a river is not masculine nor feminine so if you like it, have at it!
LV51sfan91  5/13/2018
I’m a girl and my name is Jordan. These comments are making me laugh... and maybe a little self-conscious. Lol.
JordanJ89  4/5/2018
While I could tolerate this more on a girl than most other "unisex" names, this name is still a terrible choice for a girl. Sounds a lot more masculine. Stop giving girls masculine names.
GiJeff  2/13/2018
Jordan B. Henderson is the captain of England and Liverpool.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2017
Jordan William Fisher is an American singer, dancer, and actor. His self-titled EP was released by Hollywood Records on August 19, 2016. He has had recurring roles on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Liv and Maddie, and supporting roles in the television films Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, and Grease: Live, and is featured on the Moana soundtrack. He assumed the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton on November 22, 2016. He played Noah Patrick in the TV series Teen Wolf.
cutenose  11/4/2017
I dislike Jordan on girls especially. It sounds unpleasant and it reminds me of Air Jordans. I especially hate Jordan for a girl.
XironDarkstar  10/9/2017
This name sounds very masculine. I don't like it for a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2017
This name was being used in medieval England, being brought over from crusaders.
LMS  8/13/2017
I'm female and my first and middle names are Jordan Emily. My parents chose Jordan because of the lovely image the Jordan River brought to their minds. Growing up, other children made fun of me because I was named Jordan and so I hated it. Gratefully, I've learned to love it as I've gotten older. I worked with a man once who had not considered it as a girl's name before he knew me and ended up naming his baby daughter Jordan. As some others have pointed out, people do not choose their names at birth; they're given them by their parents. While it is acceptable to not like the name for one or the other sex (or not at all), and while this is a forum for opinions on the name, it's uncalled for for those against it to be rude about their dislike of it. All that needs saying is that you don't care for it.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2017
My name is Jordan and I'm a guy so who honestly cares about what gender it "belongs" to?
― Anonymous User  6/20/2017
I know this is very unpopular but I personally only like Jordan as a girl's name. I really don't like it on boys. Also, I really hate Jordyn for a girl! The only spelling of Jordan that I like for a girl is Jordan! However, I actually like Jordyn on a boy! Therefore, if I have a daughter her name will be Jordan and if I have a son his name will be Jordyn.
trav123  5/30/2017
I think Jordan (or Jordyn) is adorable for a girl. I do not like the nickname Jordy on a girl though.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
Jordan Capozzi, better known by her stage name Lil Debbie, is an American rapper, model and fashion designer. She is best known as being part of the now-defunct group The White Girl Mob, with rappers Kreayshawn and V-Nasty. In 2012, Debbie started a solo career, releasing a series of singles with rappers RiFF RaFF and former White Girl Mob group member V-Nasty, some of which ended up on her first solo project, a mixtape titled Keep It Lit. In October 2013, Debbie released her first EP, titled Queen D. In March 2014, Debbie released her second EP, California Sweetheart, followed by California Sweetheart Pt. 2 later in the same year. In November 2014, Debbie released her second mixtape, Young B! Tch.
cutenose  4/6/2017
Jordan Nagai is a Japanese-American former child voice actor. He is best known for his voice role as Russell in Up. Nagai's character in Up is the first Asian-American figure in a Pixar movie. He also lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons called "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" as the voice of Charlie, an orphan who befriends Bart in his quest for a baby brother. The program aired on December 13, 2009.
lilolaf  3/16/2017
Jordan Horowitz is an American film producer. He is best known for producing the musical-drama film La La Land that earned her numerous awards and nominations including Academy Award for Best Picture nomination with Marc Platt and Fred Berger.
lilolaf  2/15/2017
My name is Jordan and I'm a girl. I HATED my name in elementary school, only boys had it and I always wished my parents had at least spelled it "Jordyn". I must say being 20 now, I like it. I rarely ever meet another girl named Jordan which is nice. It's definitely is a boy's name more than a girl's, and I've been mistaken for a boy on school rosters and documents a lot. The funny part is, my boyfriend's name is actually Jordan too (yes, that's the funniest thing to tell people I meet), but I've never minded having a "boy's name" once I became a teenager. Most of my friends and family call me Jo, Jordy, and Jords.
jordando  8/6/2016
My name is Jordan and I'm a woman in her mid-twenties. I have had it up to HERE with the unsolicited comments from older people who come into my workplace and see my name tag. They like to tell me that it's a MAN'S NAME, and OH MY, and so on & so forth.

I didn't like my name growing up, but that was because other people made me not like it. Being a little girl in the early 1990s meant that everyone called me 'Michael Jordan.' Hysterically funny.

But as I got older, I learned about characters like Jordan Baker from the Great Gatsby, and Jordan O'Neill from G.I. Jane. I stopped caring altogether when I discovered Pushing Daisies, and its stunningly gorgeous, charming heroine, Charlotte Charles, who is called 'Chuck.'

As an adult I'm 5'9 and a half, athletic, strong and unwilling to let myself be a stereotype, and now I feel that my name just amplifies that. I am not a Jordana, I'm a Jordan. I'm not a Jordyn, or a Jourdain, or a Jordin. I'm a 'girl-Jordan,' and I really wish people would stop feeling the need to exclaim 'Why, that's a BOY'S name!' every time they meet me.

Sure, in Italy, my host family calls me 'Giordana' which is lovely. My Russian grandmother called me 'Iordania' and that's pretty, too. But, I'm a Jordan. And those of us who are Jordans really don't need to be told that you don't like it, or that it's not a good name for girls, etc. What if we said that to every Sarah, Ashley, Mikaela, and Jenna? Come on. I mean, I'm not overly fond of certain names, but if someone thinks they want to name their child something, then it's a good enough name for a human being, whichever gender they may be.

Sheesh. At least I share a partial name with one of the greatest basketball players to play the game, AND also with a very attractive young actor.

(( sorry to vent, I just had one of the aforementioned experiences with an elderly patron at work, and seeing some of the comments on here just really grinds my gears. ))
witchjordan  6/20/2016
This is my name. And I freaking like it.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2016
I like this name for a guy. It makes me think of someone intelligent and kind, who loves the outdoors. To be honest, I don't understand the appeal for females, as it doesn't sound the least bit feminine to me. I would pick Jordana instead for a girl, though admittedly that doesn't sound much better to my ears than Jordan does on a female.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Jordan Parker
Jordan Ridge
Jordan Levi
Jordan Leo
Jordan Raimi
Jordan Ross
Jordan Spencer
Jordan Kyle
Jordan Xavier
Jordan Thomas
Lucas Jordan
Lyric Jordan
Miles Jordan
Thomas Jordan

Personally, I much prefer Jordan for a boy. I hate it on a girl.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
My best friend and I both have unisex names and we do get comments on it however we really couldn't care what people think. I like the uniqueness of my name. It's a country. It makes me different from all the other girls so I thank my mum and dad for calling me it plus I came to learn the girl in the Great Gatsby is named Jordan as well. Go Jordan girl power.
Jordanj2299  3/6/2016
Too common, but nice.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2016
I always picture an athletic guy when I hear this name since it reminds most people of Michael Jordan and it does remind me of a basketball player.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2016
I never met a nice Jordan before. I definitely hate this name.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
I prefer Jordan on a boy. Not a big fan of the name.
Luvbug86  11/12/2015
Jordan is a very nice name, it is unisex, which I fully support and gives a imposing tone to a girl, and a mystical tone to a boy.
alicesopp  11/9/2015
The name Jordan for both male and females is on the decline in the US. Like many (primarily females) that have commented on this thread, I disliked my name when I was young... Insisting that my mom call me Sarah as it was a "prettier" more feminine name. Over the years however, I have come to love it!

It is a beautiful (or handsome), empowering name that I would encourage anyone to gift to their child, regardless of gender.
JordanLee  11/6/2015
I love the name Jordan for both boys and girls.

I think the reason a lot of people find it "masculine" is just because it's traditionally a boys' name; however, this name didn't start out as a person's name at all, but the name of a river! I think the symbolism behind it is beautiful as crossing the Jordan symbolizes going into the promised land. Many people get baptized in the Jordan River (as did Jesus). It's an incredibly significant river to both Jews and Christians.

On a side note - names that started out as boys' names: Ashley, Kim, Taylor, Leslie, Tracy, Addison, Alexis, Aubrey, Cassidy, Darcy, Harper, Kelley, Lynn, Kendell, Mackenzie, Quinn, Payton, Shannon, Whitney - shall I go on? Just because you have an impression of a name doesn't mean that it's always been that way.
PhilHiker  10/21/2015
It's strange how this name is more popular for boys than girls, but for every male Jordan I know, there are two female Jordans. I personally prefer it on a boy, because I'm just like that. I will probably be that parent with a son named Jordan and a daughter named Dylan. XD
― Anonymous User  9/23/2015
Firstly my name is Jordan and I first hated my name but looked up the meaning and it so happened that Jordan actually means a flowing river and in my eyes it was not death it brings life unlike what someone else commented (no disrespect) and secondly I think Jordan is fit for boys and girls. Thirdly my best friend's name is Jordyn and at my school we are known as the Jordans. And also I think the name is so awesome you can spell it like Jordan, Jordyn, Jordin, Jorden, Jordain and I'm not making that up because I actually know people with that kind of spelling!
JordanLeigh  9/19/2015
I always hated this name for some reason. I just really don't like the sound.
Gregory Woodrow  8/1/2015
My name is Jordan, I am a girl and I'm not a big fan of it, to be honest. When I was in preschool, the playgrounds between us and the kids in 2-6 grade was separated only by a chain link fence. I don't remember how the conversation started or how the boy figured out my name, but it happened and he teased me for weeks on end and it made me feel bad. I hear people talking to their friends in the hall at school, and once in a while their friend's name is Jordan. Instinctively I turn my head, and it always turns out to be a group of boys. I often wish I had a more feminine name, but my middle name is Ashley. Although I'm not even a fan of the name, it also hurts me when people say this is a bad name for a girl, it's too masculine. I'm not even a tomboy. I'm starting to get over it, and never plan to change my name, but I know that I'll never be completely confident that my name is beautiful, or that it's nice. Especially when people say things like Jordana and Jordyn are better for girls, because now it really makes me feel like I have a boys name. Also, if you are wondering, I'm am now middle school aged.
OrdanJay9  7/8/2015
You people who don't think Jordan should be used as a girls name obviously don't read! The name was used for a female character, Jordan Baker, in the book The Great Gatsby! Which was written IN 1925! So quit trying to act as if women are taking a boys name... There are a lot of names used as unisex names... And, it's about time people quit trying to be so "creative" when naming their children... When no one knows how to pronounce your child's name when they see it or spell it when they hear it you've gone to far! And, that's far more embarrassing for a child then having a "boys" name or a "girls" name that people can read at graduation!
― Anonymous User  6/2/2015
I see this name as either a boys' name or a country in the Middle East. That's the main thing that puts me off it: it's like calling your child Syria or Iraq; not to mention round here it's really chavvy.
IsolationHedge  4/26/2015
I prefer this name on a boy. Jordyn is the spelling for a girl.
LV51sfan91  4/18/2015
Absolutely love this name for a girl! I've only met really cute and confident girls with this name, and also feel it's a name she can grow into when she's older. I think it sounds more feminine than masculine, but that's just me. I am thinking of naming my daughter Jordan Nicole, as I prefer the original spelling over the new variations of the name. :)
Jlcbelle  11/16/2014
Jordan Greenway (also known as Midorikawa Ryuuji) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2014
Jordan Baker, Daisy's best friend and Nick's girlfriend in F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous "The Great Gatsby." Her name is derived from two big car companies of the day; Jordan Motor Company and Baker Motor Vehicle. This alludes to her "fast" and independent personality.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Jordan is a nice name and I personally prefer it for a boy. I see it as a males name.
ThatMazerunnerfan  8/5/2014
I LOVE THIS NAME! I'd definitely give my future son this name. It's brilliant and so handsome sounding.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2014
In Arabic, Jordan as a name and Jordan as a country are 2 different spellings and pronunciations. Jordan as a country is called "al-urdunn" and spelled "الأردن". This is a common mistake among translators when translating a person named Jordan into Arabic, they accidentally turn it into the country. Jordan as a given name is spelled "جوردان".
Hussien  6/4/2014
I actually really like this as a girl's name. It has a strong sound to it but still goes well on a woman of any age, unlike Madison or Peyton. And for those complaining that it was a boy's name and should remain so, this name was always unisex. When the crusaders baptized their children, they named both boys and girls Jordan. Besides, it doesn't mean "Son of Jord" or "Man", so it's perfectly acceptable for a girl.
Jason Malcolm  4/27/2014
My given name is Jordan-Maia, I quite like it, it's not quite girly or boyish and I'm told it suits me well, my name is pronounced Jor-dan which can be spelt as Jordanne. I used to hate it when I was younger but now I'm older I find it more suiting than a traditional girls name like my sisters for instance 'Ellie' to me, it's too girly like her. I am more boyish, so my name suits me.
To all the Jordan's male or female, don't hate your name, embrace it. It's yours to keep and it's one of a kind.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2014
OMG. I love this name for a boy! So sexy! One of my biggest crush is name Jordan, and he really is sexy! This is a really cool name, too!
MeinNameIstMelissa  10/17/2013
My name is Jordan! I'm as female as female can be. I've had my fair share of negative comments about how people think it's a "guy's name". I embrace the fact that I'm not a Megan or an Ashley or a Tiffany. Better yet, I didn't exactly have a choice in the matter when I was an infant. Lol. So, be careful when you go bashing something about someone that they had no control over! Oh, rude people...
JordieBee  9/27/2013
This is such a handsome name for a boy/man. Its truly upsetting to me that it's so popular for girls.
citylights  8/12/2013
Jordan Laz is a member of the indie rock band Locksley. His brother, Jesse, is also a member of the band.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
This name is cool on a boy! Jordan is strong and very unique. I have only met boys with Jordan as their middle name. I think it's a good first or middle name. On girls, this name is horrible! (no offense) but I would rather call a girl Jordan rather than all the other surnames like Parker.
MelissaR  3/20/2013
This is most definitely a masculine name to me. If you wish to name your daughter this, please, please use one of the feminine versions! (Jordania or Jordana is quite pretty.)

As a masculine name, while it is not my favorite name, I have no problem with it. It has a venerable past and historical and religious significance.
la-petite-rachel  2/17/2013
One possible feast or name day for someone named Jordan (or its other forms) would be the feast of the Baptism of Christ, also called Theophany, traditionally celebrated by Western Christians on the date of January 13th, and more recently on the Sunday _after_ January 6th. For Eastern Christians (Eastern Catholic and Orthodox), the Baptism of Christ is celebrated on January 6th.

These are some possible patron saints for those named Jordan or its other forms: (main source is

Blessed Jordan of Saxony, feast day February 13th. A famous preacher of the Dominican religious order noted for his charity to the poor and his powerful sermons, he succeeded Saint Dominic himself as master-general of the Order in 1222. His writings on Dominic and the early days of the Order are still considered primary sources.

Blessed Jordan Forzatei of Padua (1158-1248), feast day August 7th. Benedictine monk and abbot who helped several Lombard cities to ally. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II entrusted him with the city government, which then led to him being imprisoned for three years by Count Ezzelino.

Blessed Jordan of Pisa (c.1255-1311), feast day March 6th. Dominican preacher, professor, evangelizer, and visionary with great devotion to Our Lady and Saint Dominic. He used vernacular Italian in his evangelization, which is said to have helped lead to modern Italian language.

Blessed Jordan of Pulsano (d. 1152), feast day September 5th. Benedictine monk, spiritual student of Saint John of Pulsano, and abbot-general of the monastery in Pulsano, Italy from 1139 until his death.
la-petite-rachel  2/17/2013
Jordan Raskopoulos is an Australian comedian and also the singer from the Axis of Awesome.
AnastasiaE  1/26/2013
The name didn't die out in the Middle Ages in the UK; it wasn't common, but there is documented consistent use from the 1400s to now.
Pie  12/24/2012
A while back there was a movie by the name of "Private School." One of the stars was "Betsy Russell" and she played the part of "Jordan Leigh-Jenson". I found her very pretty, but that's not really the point. When I heard her character's name, I really felt it fit her. Not only by personality portrayed but visually as well. The name itself can be used as both male and female and this was a perfect example. It's a beautiful name.
RTWright  10/30/2012
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ratemcom  6/3/2012
This is such a handsome name for a boy or a man, but I'm afraid I don't care for it at all on a girl.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
What a double standard that I'm seeing here. Women, such as the one above me, are getting upset that people are calling their name masculine, but then turning right around and saying to the men that their name is girly. Talk about fighting fire with fire.

My name is Jordan and I am male; I have been complimented on my name numerous times and never once was I told that I had a "girly" name. I have only met two other male Jordans and two female Jordans in my entire life, all of them different ages than me, so I feel Jordan strikes a good balance of common and unique.

Jordan on a girl doesn't bother me too much, although I do prefer it on a boy as personally I think the "dan" sounds a bit masculine. If I ever had a girl, I would consider naming her Jordan but probably follow it up with a more feminine middle name. The character of Jordan in The Great Gatsby--one of my favorite books--does help me accept it as an okay girl's name.
jbr1234  3/13/2012
My name is Jordan. Up until 4th grade I went by Jordan and the only Jordan's I knew were boys. They were just plain rude and I didn't want to be associated with that, so I changed my name to Rebecca because I thought Jordan was too boyish. But I don't look or act like most Rebecca's. Now I wish I would have just stuck with Jordan. I think it's WAY more girly. This coming from the person who actually has the name and the right to talk about it! So all of you who say that it's masculine and that parents that name their girls that are crazy, get a life and stop bagging on peoples names!
RebeccaLeighJordan  3/10/2012
To me, Jordan (or Jordon) is a male name. Of the people I have known with this name, 99% were men. I don't like it at all as a female name. It seems too close to George.
GibsonGirl  9/9/2011
I like this name more for boys, which is strange, since I would normally prefer unisex names for girls. Jordan just sounds too masculine. If you want to name your baby girl this, I recommend spelling it Jordyn. Then it seems more feminine. Overall, though, I don't really like this name.
blondieboo629  8/2/2011
Jordan is naturally a beautiful, strong and unique girl's name. Jordan is feminine because of its association; the river Jordan and the country. Rivers and Countries are regarded as females. Educate yourself and do your research if you think Jordan is a masculine name. I have always loved the name Jordan for girls. I named my daughter Jordan-Maya.
SpanishVamp  5/11/2011
I think this is a very bad name for a boy, I like it used better on a girly girl, in other words I think my bro is a girly girl.
katie4ever  4/27/2011
Boring and done to death. Without class. An utter embarrassment to the bearers/parents who choose it who know nothing about the climate of the country. Possibly even culturally insensitive.
vomiting  2/7/2011
Well it may be boring and it's certainly less popular these days, but "culturally insensitive"? What kind of blinkered criticism is that? Maybe as a legacy of the Crusades Jordan is suddenly pushing the wrong button? Since it is ultimately Aramaic (like many other biblical names) and the Arabic form is Urdun/Urdunn (only used for the river and the country), I really don't see the point.
goricar  3/30/2011
I think it's an okay name, but only for males. I don't understand why some people find it unisex. Names like Alex, Jamie, Taylor, THOSE are unisex names. Jordan sounds entirely masculine.
Black_X  2/6/2011
My best friend is called Jordan but she absolutely hates the fact that it's associated with that woman who is more boob than brain so she always goes my her middle name. I really like the name but I don't like the fact that people only think of either boys or Katy Price. I think it's a lovely name for both genders!
MrsSiriusBlack  1/9/2011
This name is pretty cool for a boy and a girl.
Chrila96  10/10/2010
20-year-old Jordan Witzigreuter makes pop music under the name of The Ready Set.
Riddy Rose  8/11/2010
I prefer it on a boy. Jordan makes me think of a confident, popular boy for some reason - I don't know why!
starz26  7/14/2010
Ooooooooh me likey Jordan! (; I like it for a girl, but not so much for a boy. Maybe because all the guy Jordans I know- except for one- were jerks. And all the girl Jordans were perfectly charming girls and young women. I really love it.
--allison--  4/13/2010
My name is Jordan and I'm a girl. I've never had problems with people thinking I was a boy or anything, so I love my name. My parents picked it out because it's in the bible. (:
jorrdan.  2/19/2010
I quite like this name. This spelling I would think more for guys, but it works either way. It is a very nice name, either way.
MeMyselfAndEye  1/14/2010
100 percent for a boy! I imagine Jordan as a very strong man. If it is a boys name keep it that way.
italiannames  12/12/2009
My name is Jordan, and I hated it when I was in elementary school. I was the only Jordan there (male or female!) and none of my friends (or their parents!) had ever come across a female Jordan before. I was in a class full of Lauren's, Megan's, Faith's and Ashley's, it was awful! As I got older, people started to comment more on how unique (rather than weird) my name was, and I even started getting told that my name was "beautiful" for a girl. I kinda like it now! I saw this a lot with other friends who had unisex names as well. Now I love my name, wouldn't have it any other way.
mitavittua  11/22/2009
Jordan is a cool name. Nice and masculine and it's definitely for a boy. If you want a girl, name her Jordana, don't give her a boy's name. HELLLLLLOOOOO!
Bajafresh  10/30/2009
I might like this name more (on either sex) if it weren't so common. It looks and sounds even worse when I see it accompanied by an ugly misspelling, like Jorden, Jordon, Jordin, or Jordyn, which of course makes me want to pronounce it with an emphasis on the incorrect vowel. Besides that, this name also calls to mind a dumb high school jock.
Anyechka  9/1/2009
I hate this name on a boy. It sounds stupid to me. I love it on a girl, though. I think it sounds very girly. :)
--allison--  8/9/2009
I used to hate this name, but now I like it, and can even tolerate it on a girl. However, I don't like all the obnoxious misspellings.
bananarama  8/1/2009
My name is Jordan and I love it. I only personally know two other girls with this name, and I like it because I think it's unique. I'm glad I don't have a regular overused girls name. Also, I am definitely a girly girl and I think it fits me! For all of you who don't like it, you don't have to be rude. I would never say such hurtful things about a name where anyone could read it on the internet. If you don't like it fine, but you don't have to be hateful about it.
jordanrenee  7/28/2009
Girl's name, hands down, in my book. Girl's name all the way.
Lauren_Ashley  7/11/2009
I like this name better for a girl but it is okay on boys.
number1212  5/15/2009
Jordan Sullivan is Dr. Cox's ex-wife (and later, his live-in partner) on the hit medical drama-comedy "Scrubs". She is played by actress Christa Miller.
scholasticastewart  2/18/2009
Firstly, I know a girl named Jordan, but she has a feminine middle name that follows, so it's very obvious when talking about her to other people, that she's a girl.
The REASON people have girls names and boys names is so you can tell if they're a girl or a boy when you talk about them. For example, if you read an article in a newspaper written by a "Jamie Waterson" you wouldn't know if it was a guy or a gal unless they said so. This is very frustrating to me sometimes (though I do like the name Jamie). Also, if someone says "I'm gonna bring my cousin Ryan over, okay?" and they turn out to be a GIRL when I'm expecting it to be a guy, it frustrates me. Also when girls have nicknames like "Sam" and I'm expecting some boy name Sam, it drives me nutso as well. That, my friends, is why you have boy names, and girl names - distinction.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2009
Bono's eldest daughter is named Jordan - she was born on his 27th birthday.
beacon444  1/23/2009
The name "Jordan" is simply adorable! I even call my godson by this name.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2008
I have many impressions for this name, Michael Jordan being the most obvious one, although I never really was into basketball. I also associate it with Jordan in Gatsby and the Jordan River. I love some of Jordan Sparks's songs, especially "One Step at a Time." I knew a few girl Jordan's in elementary and middle school, and I hated them but not because of their name LOL. I've also known a few boy Jordan's, but the only one that sticks is one I've known since fourth grade. All the other impressions of this name are fading because now that I'm getting to know Jordan more as we've gotten older the connotation of the name is just changing for me. I now think of a smart, funny, blonde-headed blue-eyed boy when I hear this nae LOL.
a_lovers_charm  10/25/2008
I'm named Jordan, and I absolutely hate it. Do you know how many times I've been teased by that?! Every time I walk down a hall, someone yells out "Jordan" and I either turn around, and it's not me who they're calling, or I walk away, and they're saying hello. Too common. I'm changing it when I'm older.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2008
There are some names that suit different styles of people. Jordan gives me the idea of a emotionally strong boy or man on a boy, but on a girl, well the only way I can see a girl pulling this off is if she's rebelious and is rough around the edges. This isn't a girly girl's name.
cheeseface  7/2/2008
It sounds like a nice person's name. It is a very good choice for both girl and boy. It is not very common so that is always a good thing if you ask me. I have a brother named Jordan and it suits him well.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2008
Jordan Puryur plays Candy Smiles on Disney Channel's Cory in the House.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2008
I have known girls with this name, but frankly, since I have a brother with this name, I can't imagine naming a girl this. I think the Hebrew form of it, Yarden or Yardena, especially Yardena, would be better for a girl. Anyone else think so?
Reina Vered  6/18/2008
The origin is slighly different: it's composed actually of the hebrew words: YARAD (to desend) and DAN (which is the name of the river from which JORDAN River descends).
shimongn  6/5/2008
I hate this name on girls and women. It's too masculine for feminine girls and women, and since it's so popular and common, it doesn't sound particularly edgy on the more androgynous or indie rocker-like girls and young women either. On guys, the name is okay, but not exactly one of my favorites. I can't really picture this name on any grown woman past the age of 30.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
I never had a particular affinity for the name Jordan, but it was my beloved Great-Grandmother's maiden last name. So when my twin daughters were born I used it as one girl's middle name and I think it sounds lovely.
adriannelisa  3/14/2008
Strangely enough, I love this name for a girl (and why shouldn't it be bestowed upon a girl when it is from a river name - surely rivers are fair game for either sex?). But I would never use it because it is much more popular for boys here, and a surname too, and I wouldn't want to tempt the possibility that my daughter would grow up feeling uncomfortable with that.

I don't mind it on boys/men, but it has always struck me as a more androgynous-verging-on-feminine name. I'm sure a big tough guy would change my perception a little though!

My first association is Jordan from Scrubs, Dr Cox's wife. Sadly, then I remember ultra-tacky glamour model and Heat-hogger Jordan (Katie Price), and feel like this poor name is just never going to get a decent break!
aquamarina  2/27/2008
My middle name is Jordan. So therefore, this name is a girl's name too. And for all of you people who say, "put your heads on right when you name your kids!" Put YOUR heads on right, and you'll see this is a girl's name too.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2008
Jordan Yates is the only boy singer in the Christian band PureNRG. He sings with Caroline Williams and Carolyne Myers.
Patricia Underwood  2/18/2008
I think it sounds really blunt for a girl. I don't like the name on either sex, but on a girl it's just terrible.
pandasayscynical  1/25/2008
I like this as a guy's name! Not as a girl's. When I think of the name Jordan, I think of a hot popular dude (one of those hunks who think they are all that) when I think of a girl named Jordan I think, why? (no offence)
littleengen2992  11/15/2007
The actress that plays Lizzie on the show Life with Derek is named Jordan Todosey.
scott  10/23/2007
In the UK this name's unfortunately associated with a trashy celeb who's famous for having really enormous bosoms. Which is a shame, as I used to like it as a boy's name.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2007
If you look at the popularity ratings you can see how this name for girls vanishes from the charts in England and Scotland in 2002, which is when said awful celeb started being in all the papers.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2007
Not my favorite name. I think this name is used too much. I like it as the name of a River, not a person.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2007
It's an okay-ish name for a boy, but I strongly dislike it on a girl. But then, I'm just not a fan of boy names for girls to begin with. Prospective parents: please THINK. This world does not need any more little girls running around with little boy names.
gracielou16  8/29/2007
I love the name Jordan on a guy. It just sounds so strong. I don't really like it on a girl.
applemilk  8/19/2007
My name is Jordan and I am a man. A proud man. I have only met two other Jordans in my whole life. They were both also guys. I never felt insecure about having a unisex name.

As for the person who wrote that to give your child a unisex name is "cruel and unusual punishment", I disagree. I've never been unsure of my masculinity and if I was, it certainly wasn't because some girls share my name. I'm not for or against Jordan as a female name, but honestly I wish people would stop using it.

Growing up I never heard of another person named Jordan, and only got occasional references to Michael Jordan. I like to point out that Jordan is his last name. One doesn't really have anything to do with the other. I am not named after him. It was slightly amusing to some people that my best friend as a child was named Michael.

I don't like that Jordan has become so popular recently, as my parents made a consciously offbeat choice which is now being mainstreamed. I always found that the particularity of my name made me unafraid to stand away from the masses, speak my mind, and defend my ideas when necessary. When something difficult just has to be said, it is often me saying it, even on another's behalf.

I don't think that giving your child an offbeat or unisex name is "cruel and unusual punishment". Much worse is the cruel and quite usual punishment of a common and "safe" name.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2007
Such an awful name for a girl. This name sounds just too masculine.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2007
My given name's Jordan Maia but I got made fun of as where I live. It's generally associated with the model Katie Price who changed her name (meh) so nowadays I'm generally known as Jay or JD which are actually more masculine sounding but I quite like it after years of being teased for having a glamour model's name! So I'm not too keen on the name and it's a little overused as a guy's name.
xJDx  8/9/2007
I love this name so much that my first daughter's name is going to be Jordan.
Rosie is amazing  7/3/2007
There are so many girls I've seen with this name. I just don't understand what's wrong with Jordana.
― Anonymous User  7/2/2007
I think this is an okay name for a boy, but I dislike it for a girl. I'd never personally give this name to my son though because I don't like unisex names, that's cruel and unusual punishment.
gracielou16  6/11/2007
Jordan is a male name. Pet forms are Jordi, Dan, Jory. Name Day: 13th February.
Karcoolka  6/10/2007
Seventeen year old Jordin Sparks just won American Idol a couple weeks ago!
Brianna Angela  6/3/2007
I named my oldest daughter Jordan Danyelle. She hated the name when she was in elementary school because the boys called her Michael Jordan, but now she seems to like her name. I think it fits her. She is a tall beautiful blonde athletic girl.
seatrtl5  6/2/2007
Actor Haley Joel Osment's younger sister who is an actress is named Emily Jordan.
Jassie  5/7/2007
I like the names on both, but Jordyn is nice for a girl!
DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
― Anonymous User  3/28/2007
I personally think that Jordan is very masculine, and sounds too harsh for a girl, and doesn't sound unique at all (unless used for a boy). Also, I know we ARE living in a modern society, and no one had said that a girl with this name is stupid yet.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2007
Perfect unisex name. Not too "girly" for a boy, nor is it too "boyish" for a girl. I'll admit, I first thought of the famous Michael Jordan, and that will probably forever be my first thought for the name, the strong, tall and talented. But it's beautiful for a girl too. The name takes on a completely, much more mystical prescence when it's a girl's name.

The best part about the name though, is that because it works so well for either gender, that no matter WHAT the child's personality is, the name will fit. Whether it's a girl who loves martial arts and basket ball, or a boy who prefers the art studio and stage, no matter what the name works. Neither modern sounding nor traditional (though its origins are), neither masculine nor feminine, plus has a unique ring to it, the name is truly "one size fits all."

. Didn't realize how much I liked this name until I wrote the comment. Now I have to add it to my "favorite names" list.
Irish Pearl  2/14/2007
A famous bearer with this name is Jordan Pruitt.
gym4god  2/5/2007
Hello all, my name happens to be Jordan. It's really annoying when little kids come up to me and ask me my name, and when I tell them they say, "Ooh, that's a boy's name!" Well, I am a girl and I am named after Elizabeth Shue's character in Cocktail and I'm PROUD! Even though I hate Tom Cruise.
jjbunny  1/20/2007
Even though I think it suits boys better, this is a modern society in which men and women are equal. Women wear trousers now, women can vote, why should women be scorned for bearing a name that they did not even choose! "Whatever girl is named Jordan is stupid" well, let me think, how can SHE be stupid if she did not even choose the name for herself? I have known males called Alison which is a traditional feminine name and also if you look at some US popularity charts from the 1900's many males bore traditional feminine names, and yet people have the indignity to make fun of people on a public site, and some people out there will take it to heart! Sorry for this ranting essay but it just had to be said that you can have your opinion but those who are not careful can cause hurt amongst people. This name is a bit too popular for my taste but then again it shows the flexibility of modern parents and their acceptance (even if it's only subconscious) of social equality and I hope one day parents will be allowed to give a boy a feminine name that means something to them without fear of social stigma.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2007
My friend has this name, and he spells it Jordon.
rain-angel03  9/20/2006
This is the best name ever. Whoever has this name is super Cool!
BOB HINEY  9/18/2006
I love the name Jordan for a boy, but I hate it for a girl. It’s just not a feminine sounding name. I wouldn’t name my son this though because it’s become too unisex, and I don’t think boys liking having names that are given to girls as well as boys. I am not sure when people started using this name for girls, but it’s definitely a masculine name.
TiffanyS  9/8/2006
I love it for guys! I hate it for girls! Even though it's my cousin's name. She goes by Jordie though so it's okay.
pink_floyd_fan  8/3/2006
This name has become so poplular for both girls and boys lately that I would not use it for either. If you like the sound of it, use Jordana for a girl or Jordon for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
I like this name better as a boy's. I don't think that it can't be a girl's name, but I find it better suited to men.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2006
Jordan for me is a boy's name. It is so strong, handsome and rugged sounding.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2006
It drives me insane when people use this masculine name for their daughters. It has a feminine form!
Mithos514  6/9/2006
I agree with Mithos 100%. This is a boys name; we have the feminine form for a reason!
Pheadirean  1/5/2007
I have never really liked the name Jordan. It's definitely not a girl's name and it has a hard sound to it.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2006
I've liked this name since I saw it in "The Great Gatsby," which is a great book. For me, it's one of those names that can be used for either gender.

Also, Jordan Knight was one of the members of New Kids on the Block.
Brenna  5/6/2006
I used the name Jordan as a middle name for my son Peter. We chose an older biblical first name so we decided on a more popular updated middle name. For me Jordan is just too masculine for a girls name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Jordan has been in use as a feminine name for quite a few years now. The earliest refernce I can think of is the character Jordan Baker in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, which takes place in 1922. Her name is an amalgram of the names of two cars.
Dray  3/20/2006
Jordan is the name of the lead singer of New Found Glory.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
My name I Jordan and I like the name! It is very unique! I think it is more of a girl's name but that is probably just because I am a girl!
JoRdAn22  3/3/2006
Jordan is the middle name of Elijah Wood.
AnonaBee  3/1/2006
I have a 6 year old niece with this name who just started school last year. She hates that there are boys with the same name in her class. She asked my sister why she gave her a boy name. I think it is a big mistake to burden your daughter with a boy name.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2006
Ah-hem. MY name is Jordan and anyone who has a problem with that needs to look at the statistics to see just what a popular name it has become in recent years! You might want to be careful whose name you berate since it could very well be that someone sitting next to you carries said name! I used to hate my name as well, since growing up there were more boys than girls with the name but that has changed lately and now I'm complimented daily on how pretty and feminine it is. I wouldn't change it for the money in the world today.
JordanElizabeth  1/8/2006
I think the most suitable abbreviation for the name Jordan is Gordo. Which is an excellent beautiful name, reminds of flowing lava.
ajoconne  12/23/2005
Elisabeth Shue played a character named Jordan in the film Cocktail back in 1988.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
Two famous Jordans: Michael Jordan, the basketball star and Jordan Cavanaugh, the title character of the T.V. show "Crossing Jordan." She is played by Jill Hennessy.
breakofday  12/21/2005
You may not agree that it is acceptable for both genders. I personally think it is far more feminine then masculine, but I wouldn't put down or say negative comments about it being so. By the way, I named my daughter Jordyn and get compliments consistently on how pretty it is and I'm a male.
Cannon74  11/10/2005
I don't like the name Jordan for a boy or girl. When I was younger I knew a girl named Jordan who pretended she was a dog all of the time (but that's not why I dislike this name).
― Anonymous User  11/1/2005
I like the name Jordan for a boy or a girl, but I prefer the spelling Jordyn for a girl.
mum2bubba  10/26/2005
I wonder how the impression became that "Jordan" is used as a first name in Germany! I have heard of "Justin" and "Jason", etc. becoming popular here slowly, but not of "Jordan". We have some - sometimes weird, I must admit - regulations here how you may name your kids, like you may name your daughter "Maria" and your son "Joseph" for example, but not "Jesus" as this name is considered too "holy" to be borne by a human... So using the name of a river must have seemed too weird to some bureaucrats to use it for a person.

Maybe "Jordan" is not used here as a first name because we have a saying here "to cross the river Jordan", which means "to die". And who would like to have a name connected with death...? Anyway, I don't mean any offense to persons bearing this name! I just want to give an explanation why it is not used here. [noted -ed]
Paganqueen  10/1/2005
Jordan is a very nice name. I think it's best for girls. I agree that it's not very pleasant for people when their name is for both genders. Now how did that happen? I wonder... A Jordan is my best friend.
catgirl19937  9/8/2005
This name is awful. It's tacky and what we would describe here in Scotland as a "ned" name!
natalie11181  8/3/2005
Jordan Leigh is my name, but I just like to be called Jordan. Sometimes I like my name to be spelled Jordyn instead of Jordan (sometimes). I love to be called Electra though. And Natalie the name isn't tacky. Take that opinion somewhere else.
Jorbor103  9/8/2005
My name is Jordan, and I have never really liked my name. My parents got the name from Jordan in the Great Gatsby. I think that Jordan goes well with my middle name, which is Leigh. So, whenever I sign my name or introduce myself, I say I am Jordan Leigh. Also, Jordan in Polish is Jordania, which I think is more interesting than Jordan.
Jordania  7/26/2005
I used to hate my name. I thought that it was very embarrising to have a "boy name." And I used to get embarrassed when the substitute teacher would say, "Jordan, is he here today?" when they would take attendance. But now I realize what a cool name it is. I have had a lot of people comment on it. Every time I introduce myself to someone they always say that it is such a pretty name. I think it is cool that not very many girls are named Jordan. So to all you girl Jordans out there, don't ever wish your name was something else! You are beautiful and unique. Leave the names Ashley and Megan to all the other regular girls out there. Be the confident and unique one! And take the rude comments that others say about you as a grain of salt.
Jordan992  6/21/2005
I think the name Jordan is a beautiful name! It has such a ring to it for a girl, and also for boys! I don't see who could not like the name Jordan! And it has such a wonderful meaning also.
My name isnt jordan  5/18/2005
This name is masculine and sexy and and I'm sad that it has become unisex.
Mommy2B  4/15/2005

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