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PronouncedPron.GAWR-dən English

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.
VariantGorden English
DiminutivesGord, Gordie, Gordy English


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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute