Gord (Gordon) Downie was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, which he fronted from its formation in 1984 until his death in 2017. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and popular artists in Canadian music history. His last concert, which he bravely performed while battling terminal brain cancer, was watched by 1/3 of Canadians and broadcast on public television. His death made our Prime Minister cry. Truly a legend.
The Thomas and Friends character and Doug Jones' first name.
Some famous bearers include:

Gordon Gekko was the Michael Douglas character from the 1987 film "Wall Street."

Gordon Bombay was the coach from "The Mighty Ducks" films.

Gordon Silberman was a central character from the 2009 disaster film, "2012."

Gordon Quid was the orange and white cat from the cartoon "Catscratch."

Surname bearers of this name are the Batman characters Commissioner James Gordon and his daughter Barbara Gordon (AKA Batgirl).
This name made me think of gourds. Now I associate it with Gordon Freeman from Half Life.
I immediately think of Gordon Ramsay and Gordon from Thomas the tank engine whenever I hear this name.
It's kinda overweight middle-aged man to me.
Gordon Tootoosis was a Canadian First Nations actor.
I honestly don't know why so many people dislike this name. I think it's very handsome and I love the nickname Gord or Gordy.
Mike Gordon is the bassist of the 80s band Phish.
My only links with Gordon are G. Ramsay and the Spanish word 'gordo' (fat). Ramsay is not a problem but the adjective actually is.
In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Gordon who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 492nd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I don't like this name. To me it is old-mannish, and nerdy. It also just sounds clunky and ugly. I feel mean saying this because I have a close relative (a great guy) with this name, but I just don't like it. Sorry to you Gordons out there.
Gordon is a really handsome name for a boy. I like the nickname Gord.
Oh, the endless love I have for this name! It is so masculine, strong and COMPLETE!
Gordon makes me think of a badass guy with a goatee and square glasses who saves the Earth from 2 alien invasions happening at once.

In other words, half life.
Gordon Kiyoshi Hirabayashi was an American sociologist, best known for his principled resistance to the Japanese American internment during World War II, and the court case which bears his name, Hirabayashi v. United States.
The name Gordon was given to 218 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Gordon are male.
Gordon Peterson is an American broadcast journalist and Washington, D.C.-based television news anchor. He was most recently the 6 p.m. co-anchor for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and from 1988 to 2013 was also moderator and producer of Inside Washington, a political roundtable discussion about current political events in Washington. He has won multiple Emmy Awards during his broadcast career.
Reminds me of hero American pilot and astronaut Gordon Cooper.
Gordon Downie (born 1964) is a Canadian musician, lead singer of the Tragically Hip.
I kinda like this name, it's not very common and it's not too grown up for a little boy because you can call them Gord or Gordy/Gordie. I think if I have a son one day I might give him this name.
Musician Sting's real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner.
Gordon MacRae (Born: March 12, 1921, Died: January 24, 1986) was an American actor and singer.
I love the name Gordon! It's handsome, strong and fantastic! =)
This name first makes me think of the stuck-up train in the Thomas the Tank Engine show, and then makes me think of a stuffy rich snob. I really can't imagine anyone but some upper-crust rich guy having this name.
The name Gordon was given to 194 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Such a strong name. Love it!
A famous bearer is Gordon Allport (1897-1967), an American psychologist who was a pioneer in the study of personality and created his famous "trait" theory to study human personality and behavior. This name was also borne by Lord Byron, whose full name was George Gordon Byron.
Gordon Beckham (an American baseball player).
Gordon is the grumpy old train in Thomas the Tank Engine. I am so in love with him.
Gordon LaChance (Gordie) is the name of one of the main characters in the movie "Stand By Me" and the novella on which it is based, "The Body" by Stephen King.

I also new a kid in elementary school named Gordon. I think it's a very strong and interesting name.
There's Steven "Flash" Gordon of comic book fame.
I used to not think very much of this name. However, now I've gotten rather fond of the name, and may well consider it if I ever have any offspring later in life.
Gordon Moczoy of the Bands Terminal Choice, Mordon & Miss Construction.
It's my boyfriend's name, and it suits him down to the ground. He's quirky, artistic and funny and I can't imagine him with a more common name like Tom or Kevin.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Gordon Moakes (nickname Gordy) is the bass player in the British band Bloc Party.
Gordon Lightfoot - folk singer
David Gordon - Middle name of J.K. Rowling's son
Gordon Sumner is a famous musician, but is better known as Sting.
Gordon Brown is the Chancellor of the UK.
James Gordon Brown 'Gordon Brown' is now the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Gordon B. Hinckley was the 15th prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born 1910.
The name Gordon makes me think of friendly 40-something guys with beards for some reason.
The placename "Gordon" is found in Scotland and also in France, where it is written "Gourdon". The "don" part is Celtic, or pre-Celtic, and means "hill". The "gor" part is thought to mean "enclosed" (same origin as "garden", "garth" etc). So the whole word means "fortified hill", which corresponds very closely to the places with that name.
Gordon Ramsay. He's the demanding chef on the tv show Hell's Kitchen.
Gordon Freeman is the main character of the Half Life game series.
Gordon Parks is an African American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director. He has been an important and creative force in all of these fields.
Gordon Shumway was the name of the alien ALF on the 80's sitcom with the same name.
Gordon is one of the adult characters on the children's show "Sesame Street."
My father's name. Very strong.

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