Jordan Name Meaning

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

List of People with Surname Jordan

As far as we found, there are a total of 33,072 people with the surname Jordan. Among these people surnamed Jordan, there are around 4,294 different names, with an average of 7 people sharing the same name. Martha Jordan, Debra Jordan and Corey Jordan are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Jordan, with 75, 75 and 70 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that Texas has the greatest number of people surnamed Jordan, with a total of 3,168 people, and there are a total of 1,637 different names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Jordan, with a total of 2,610 people and an average of 1,523 different names.