GENDER: Masculine
Meaning & History
Germanic name, probably related to the Norse element jord meaning "land". This name was borne by a 6th-century Roman author of Gothic background, who wrote a history of the Goths. It is possible that the spelling of his name was influenced by that of the Jordan River.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Jordaan, Joord (Dutch), Jordan, Jordon (English), Jourdain (French), Giordano (Italian), Judd (Medieval English), Jordão (Portuguese), Jordán (Spanish)