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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.
Other Languages & CulturesJordà(Catalan) Jordaan, Joord(Dutch) Jordan, Jordon(English) Jordan, Jourdain(French) Giordano(Italian) Judd(Medieval English) Jordão(Portuguese) Jordán(Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 981

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