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


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 981.
Entry updated February 4, 2020