Baby Name Games

Jordan February 21, 2007

Filed under: Girls J,Top 100 List — namegames @ 2:54 am

US Popular Names for Twins         United States Top 100       Boys       Girls


  • The name Jordan was ranked 97 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Jordan first appeared on the girls’ charts in 1978 at 781. It shot into popularity, breaking into the top 100 at 72 in 1989. It has hovered in the top 100 since then, with an alltime high of 40 in 1997. It now appears to be falling out of popularity.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It offers the nicknames Jori, Jordi, and Jo.
  • It follows the trend of boys’ names gone to the girls.


  • The Hebrew meaning of Jordan is “descending.”

Alternate Spellings


  • Jo, Jory, Jordy

Is your name Jordan or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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