Origin and History of the Jordan

The country and river Jordan
The country and river Jordan

The name Jordan is male and female. It is from the river Jordan that runs between Jordan and Israel.

According to the New Testament of the Bible, this is the place where John the Baptist had baptised the Lord Jesus Christ when he was a baby. Jordan is also used as a surname.

Meaning of Jordan

Jordan is of Hebrew origin; it means the river of judgement.

Popularity of Jordan

The name Jordan was popular in the Middle Ages, but had died out afterwards. Jordan was revived in the 19th century. It was much more popular as a name for boys than for girls. Jordan was at its highest in the middle 1990s in England. It quickly plummeted in its popularity.

Famous British Named Jordan

Katie Price is a fashion model from Brighton, England who adopted the name Jordan as her working name. Jordan Brian Henderson is a centre fielder on a Liverpool football team. He was born in Sunderland, England in 1990. Robert Lawrence Albert Simpson, like Katie Price, also adopted the pseudonym Jordan. He was known as Ronny Jordan. The British Jazz guitarist was born in London, England in 1962.

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