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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gorden

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Alt. Meaning

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for realist, the way you are.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons Named Gorden

Gorden Kaye is an actor and singer. He was most prominent from 1968 to present. Gorden was given the name Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye on April 7th, 1941 in Huddersfield. Gorden is also known as Gordon Kay and Gordon Kaye.

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Gorden Tallis is a rugby player.

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Gorden Kelley was an athlete. Gorden was born on June 11th, 1938 in Decatur, Georgia. He left this life on October 22nd, 2015.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gorden

W. was born on June 30th, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee. W. is also known as Gorden and William C..

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Karen Gorden is a music director, conductor for symphony, opera, and contemporary classical music. Karen was born in 1965.

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Greg Gorden is a game design and game designer.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 6 0 6
1894 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1910 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 16 0 16
1913 21 0 21
1914 25 0 25
1915 42 0 42
1916 37 0 37
1917 39 0 39
1918 44 0 44
1919 39 0 39
1920 53 0 53
1921 35 0 35
1922 82 0 82
1923 47 0 47
1924 49 0 49
1925 45 0 45
1926 54 0 54
1927 46 0 46
1928 46 0 46
1929 53 0 53
1930 40 0 40
1931 46 0 46
1932 42 0 42
1933 40 0 40
1934 38 0 38
1935 56 0 56
1936 54 0 54
1937 27 0 27
1938 43 0 43
1939 36 0 36
1940 36 0 36
1941 24 0 24
1942 37 0 37
1943 38 0 38
1944 20 0 20
1945 23 0 23
1946 27 0 27
1947 32 0 32
1948 23 0 23
1949 24 0 24
1950 19 0 19
1951 22 0 22
1952 21 0 21
1953 21 0 21
1954 25 0 25
1955 17 0 17
1956 35 0 35
1957 14 0 14
1958 24 0 24
1959 20 0 20
1960 18 0 18
1961 20 0 20
1962 26 0 26
1963 10 0 10
1964 17 0 17
1965 20 0 20
1966 11 0 11
1967 10 0 10
1968 11 0 11
1969 8 0 8
1970 6 0 6
1971 11 0 11
1972 9 0 9
1973 6 0 6
1974 11 0 11
1975 13 0 13
1976 8 0 8
1977 7 0 7
1978 9 0 9
1979 5 0 5
1980 5 0 5
1981 7 0 7
1982 7 0 7
1984 6 0 6
1989 7 0 7
1991 5 0 5
1992 5 0 5
1994 5 0 5
1995 5 0 5
2004 6 0 6
2007 5 0 5

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Popularity of Gorden as a first name

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Popularity of Gorden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gorden U.S.
  White 72.16% 64.26%
  African American 21.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gorden

People with the last name Gorden are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gorden

  • How Popular is the name Gorden? Gorden is the 6,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gorden was the 10,186th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gorden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,038 babies born with the first name Gorden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gorden to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gorden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gorden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gorden is Wednesday, July 23rd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Gorden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gorden was in 1922 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Gorden Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gorden is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Gorden: Your name in reverse order is Nedrog. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orngde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gorden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,164 people with the last name Gorden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gorden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Gorden as their last name.

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