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Jordan

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3k Jordana (Hebrew)
< 1k Jourdain (French)

How popular is the baby name Jordan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 23 0 23
1881 18 0 18
1882 12 0 12
1883 17 0 17
1884 25 0 25
1885 17 0 17
1886 9 0 9
1887 12 0 12
1888 18 0 18
1889 7 0 7
1891 12 0 12
1892 12 0 12
1893 16 0 16
1894 16 0 16
1895 26 0 26
1896 10 0 10
1897 11 0 11
1898 7 0 7
1899 7 0 7
1900 11 0 11
1901 12 0 12
1902 6 0 6
1903 21 0 21
1904 9 0 9
1905 9 0 9
1906 9 0 9
1907 13 0 13
1908 13 0 13
1909 20 0 20
1910 13 0 13
1911 12 0 12
1912 31 0 31
1913 41 0 41
1914 53 0 53
1915 62 0 62
1916 36 0 36
1917 53 0 53
1918 46 0 46
1919 48 0 48
1920 75 0 75
1921 79 0 79
1922 54 0 54
1923 87 0 87
1924 96 0 96
1925 98 0 98
1926 90 0 90
1927 97 0 97
1928 90 0 90
1929 89 0 89
1930 78 0 78
1931 102 0 102
1932 76 0 76
1933 79 0 79
1934 86 0 86
1935 78 0 78
1936 68 0 68
1937 71 0 71
1938 65 0 65
1939 67 0 67
1940 57 0 57
1941 63 0 63
1942 63 0 63
1943 78 0 78
1944 77 0 77
1945 66 0 66
1946 72 0 72
1947 72 0 72
1948 68 0 68
1949 74 0 74
1950 76 7 69
1951 75 0 75
1952 83 0 83
1953 103 5 98
1954 108 0 108
1955 106 0 106
1956 106 6 100
1957 207 0 207
1958 191 7 184
1959 164 5 159
1960 144 7 137
1961 192 5 187
1962 182 0 182
1963 154 0 154
1964 176 11 165
1965 185 6 179
1966 221 9 212
1967 231 9 222
1968 197 8 189
1969 233 10 223
1970 289 9 280
1971 300 10 290
1972 268 9 259
1973 321 16 305
1974 409 40 369
1975 466 68 398
1976 611 94 517
1977 760 111 649
1978 1,175 196 979
1979 1,689 283 1,406
1980 1,990 372 1,618
1981 3,408 484 2,924
1982 4,006 471 3,535 #85 boy name
1983 4,510 498 4,012 #71 boy name
1984 5,133 594 4,539 #65 boy name
1985 6,432 976 5,456 #62 boy name
1986 9,380 2,082 7,298 #53 boy name
1987 10,306 1,900 8,406 #52 boy name
1988 10,611 2,128 8,483 #52 boy name
1989 15,149 4,280 10,869 #44 boy name
#72 girl name
1990 22,086 5,955 16,131 #29 boy name
#59 girl name
1991 21,570 5,559 16,011 #29 boy name
#62 girl name
1992 19,395 5,366 14,029 #32 boy name
#63 girl name
1993 20,576 5,824 14,752 #28 boy name
#58 girl name
1994 20,419 6,258 14,161 #29 boy name
#52 girl name
1995 20,046 6,479 13,567 #29 boy name
#50 girl name
1996 20,148 6,296 13,852 #27 boy name
#49 girl name
1997 21,925 7,166 14,759 #26 boy name
#40 girl name
1998 21,520 7,111 14,409 #27 boy name
#42 girl name
1999 18,778 5,728 13,050 #30 boy name
#48 girl name
2000 17,972 5,808 12,164 #36 boy name
#50 girl name
2001 16,614 5,802 10,812 #39 boy name
#47 girl name
2002 17,296 6,151 11,145 #37 boy name
#45 girl name
2003 15,976 5,649 10,327 #38 boy name
#48 girl name
2004 13,992 4,443 9,549 #43 boy name
#71 girl name
2005 13,082 3,692 9,390 #46 boy name
#86 girl name
2006 13,457 3,539 9,918 #46 boy name
#97 girl name
2007 13,362 3,326 10,036 #45 boy name
#100 girl name
2008 11,724 2,647 9,077 #48 boy name
2009 10,734 2,093 8,641 #45 boy name
2010 9,949 1,725 8,224 #46 boy name
2011 9,684 1,634 8,050 #46 boy name
2012 9,211 1,420 7,791 #48 boy name
2013 8,411 1,232 7,179 #53 boy name
2014 8,140 1,306 6,834 #55 boy name
2015 7,463 1,209 6,254 #60 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Jordan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 486,985 babies born with the name Jordan in the United States. That's more than enough Jordans to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 23 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Jordan" was in 1990 with a total of 16,131 babies. (That's a lot of baby Jordans)

According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Jordan" ranks #74 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 85 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 3,408 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Jordan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Jordan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Jordan as well as things modernly associated with the name Jordan such as celebrities named Jordan.

Origin and Meaning of Jordan

The name "Jordan" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "To flow down". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Jordan

Jordan is a country|conventional_long_name = hashemite kingdom of jordan. Jordan was born in 1978.

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Jordan Knight

Jordan Knight is a singer-songwriter specializing in dance-pop, adult contemporary, urban, and soft rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Jordan was born in 1970 as Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight.

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Taylor Hanson

Taylor Hanson is a musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Taylor was born in 1983 as Jordan Taylor Hanson.

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Jordan Hinson

Jordan Hinson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Jordan was born in 1991 as Jordan Danielle Hinson in El Paso, Texas, U.S.

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Jordan Ladd

Jordan Ladd is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Jordan was born in 1975 as Jordan Elizabeth Ladd in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jordan Bridges

Jordan was born in 1973 as Jordan P. Bridges in Los Angeles County, California.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Jordan

Jordan 11
Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort Song
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Zimmermann
Jordan 7
Jordan Shoes
Jordan Clarkson
Jordan Wallace

Alternative Meanings

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nadroj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Odnajr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Jordan born Jan 26, 1985

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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