Names.org
Popularity
153k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gordon

Girls
Boys
More Popular Potential Spellings

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 51 0 51
1881 32 0 32
1882 37 0 37
1883 38 0 38
1884 39 0 39
1885 48 0 48
1886 64 0 64
1887 47 0 47
1888 83 0 83
1889 60 0 60
1890 63 0 63
1891 71 0 71
1892 83 0 83
1893 88 5 83
1894 112 0 112
1895 104 0 104
1896 117 0 117
1897 89 0 89
1898 110 0 110
1899 107 0 107
1900 137 0 137
1901 103 0 103
1902 109 0 109
1903 142 0 142
1904 177 0 177
1905 165 0 165
1906 184 0 184
1907 199 0 199
1908 196 0 196
1909 230 0 230
1910 265 0 265
1911 404 0 404 #97 boy name
1912 828 6 822 #93 boy name
1913 1,017 0 1,017 #94 boy name
1914 1,362 7 1,355 #88 boy name
1915 1,736 19 1,717 #90 boy name
1916 1,802 10 1,792 #90 boy name
1917 2,033 14 2,019 #84 boy name
1918 2,256 23 2,233 #85 boy name
1919 2,030 13 2,017 #86 boy name
1920 2,296 18 2,278 #85 boy name
1921 2,401 18 2,383 #84 boy name
1922 2,544 19 2,525 #76 boy name
1923 2,587 10 2,577 #76 boy name
1924 2,734 20 2,714 #75 boy name
1925 2,768 20 2,748 #72 boy name
1926 2,647 19 2,628 #76 boy name
1927 2,703 23 2,680 #75 boy name
1928 2,623 29 2,594 #77 boy name
1929 2,525 31 2,494 #79 boy name
1930 2,633 21 2,612 #77 boy name
1931 2,410 13 2,397 #76 boy name
1932 2,430 23 2,407 #81 boy name
1933 2,536 12 2,524 #71 boy name
1934 2,655 14 2,641 #71 boy name
1935 2,626 13 2,613 #70 boy name
1936 2,578 11 2,567 #75 boy name
1937 2,543 12 2,531 #75 boy name
1938 2,665 6 2,659 #78 boy name
1939 2,519 12 2,507 #82 boy name
1940 2,298 5 2,293 #91 boy name
1941 2,410 7 2,403 #92 boy name
1942 2,615 9 2,606 #92 boy name
1943 2,617 9 2,608 #98 boy name
1944 2,271 0 2,271
1945 2,154 5 2,149
1946 2,420 11 2,409
1947 2,681 11 2,670
1948 2,509 0 2,509
1949 2,545 0 2,545
1950 2,692 0 2,692
1951 2,754 0 2,754
1952 2,833 6 2,827
1953 2,787 5 2,782
1954 2,736 0 2,736
1955 2,560 6 2,554
1956 2,484 7 2,477
1957 2,471 10 2,461
1958 2,221 0 2,221
1959 2,232 20 2,212
1960 2,166 11 2,155
1961 1,992 5 1,987
1962 1,790 9 1,781
1963 2,088 7 2,081
1964 1,780 7 1,773
1965 1,451 5 1,446
1966 1,395 7 1,388
1967 1,124 8 1,116
1968 1,092 0 1,092
1969 1,019 5 1,014
1970 997 5 992
1971 921 6 915
1972 719 0 719
1973 660 0 660
1974 638 6 632
1975 595 10 585
1976 518 0 518
1977 549 0 549
1978 526 9 517
1979 502 0 502
1980 533 0 533
1981 519 0 519
1982 538 0 538
1983 496 0 496
1984 509 5 504
1985 489 0 489
1986 524 7 517
1987 492 0 492
1988 462 0 462
1989 477 6 471
1990 441 0 441
1991 414 0 414
1992 399 0 399
1993 404 0 404
1994 347 0 347
1995 353 0 353
1996 343 0 343
1997 289 0 289
1998 275 0 275
1999 265 0 265
2000 284 0 284
2001 249 0 249
2002 274 0 274
2003 235 0 235
2004 246 0 246
2005 208 0 208
2006 215 0 215
2007 196 0 196
2008 212 0 212
2009 182 0 182
2010 180 0 180
2011 183 0 183
2012 195 0 195
2013 188 0 188
2014 224 0 224
2015 277 0 277

Want to know about the popularity of the Gordon baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 153,170 babies born with the name Gordon in the United States. That's more than enough Gordons to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 51 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gordon" was in 1952 with a total of 2,827 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gordons)

According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gordon" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 6 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 404 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Gordon popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gordon in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Arkansas names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Gordon

The name "Gordon" is of English origin, and it means "From Gordon, Scotland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is a chef . Gordon was born in 1966 as Gordon James Ramsay, Jr. in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Popularity:

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in folk, folk rock, country, and pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Gordon was born in 1938 as Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

Popularity:

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks is an artist. Gordon was born in 1912 as Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks in Fort Scott, Kansas, United States.

Popularity:

Gordon MacRae

Gordon MacRae is an actor/singer, tv and radio show host/personality with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to 1980. Gordon was born in 1921 as Albert Gordon MacRae in East Orange, New Jersey, US.

Popularity:

Angus Deayton

Angus Deayton is a broadcaster, actor, writer, and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Angus was born in 1956 as Gordon Angus Deayton in Surrey, England.

Popularity:

Gordon Scott

Gordon Scott is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 1967. Gordon was born in 1927 as Gordon Merrill Werschkul in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Popularity:

Other Inspirations for the Name Gordon

Gordon Biersch
Gordon Biersch Dc
Gordon Biersch Rockville
Gordon Biersch Tysons
Gordon Gekko
Gordon Cooper
Gordon Hayward

Alternative Meanings

G is for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Gordon born Feb 22, 1975

Click for Horoscopes, Live Readings & More - Free Chat with Live Psychics.

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 Philippines approximately on 1450. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Name poster for Gordon

Name poster for Gordon(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

175k Claire
< 1k Dushaun
< 1k Yanni
555k Jose
< 1k Shawani
< 1k Arnel
< 1k Thiru
< 1k Gewerh
< 1k Himanshu
2.6m Joseph
< 1k Cesie
< 1k Sushree
< 1k Sumeriya
419k Christian
< 1k Busuyi
< 1k Rasmita
< 1k Hawi
27k Quincy
< 1k Aaru
< 1k Anjuma