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The baby name Jorden is an alternative to the more popular Jordan. It is now just over a top 4,000 option. It still references the Jordan River where Jesus had his baptism, according to the New Testament.

Meaning and Origin of the name Jorden:

Jorden is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin meaning “to flow down.”

Jorden is an English variation of the name Jordan. It became an alternative option after the Protestant Reformation. Jordan comes from the Hebrew name Yarden, which is derived the Hebrew word yarad (meaning “to flow down”). The name Jordan comes from the Jordan River that flows between Jordan and Israel.

Symbolism of the name Jorden:

The baby name Jorden is a variation of Jordan. The Jordan River is one of the most important rivers to Jewish and Christian people, flowing between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The word yarad, which gives the river its name, and translates to “descend” or “flow down.” The Jordan River is where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Christians named their children Jordan after they were baptized with water from the river. Many crusaders brought home water from the Jordan River to baptize children.

Nicknames for the name Jorden:

Jorden is a variant spelling of Jordan and has a rich history with deep meanings. Jorden has a long list of nickname options from which to choose. All of the nicknames in the list below are adorable, pair nicely with the name Jorden, and work for boys and girls.

  • Jor
  • Jor Jor
  • Jo
  • Jo Jo
  • Jay
  • Jordie
  • Jordi
  • Jordey
  • Jordy 
  • Den
  • Denny
  • Dennie

Style of the name Jorden:


Gender of the name Jorden:

Jorden is a unique spelling of a unisex baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Jorden:


Number of syllables in the name Jorden:


Emotion evoked from the name Jorden:

Jorden is a sporty and wholesome name. It is simple and informal.

Alternative spellings for the name Jorden:

Popularity of the name Jorden:

Jorden became a top 1,000 name in 1990 at rank 868. It remained on the list until 2013 at number 920. Jorden was most popular in 2007 when it was a top 700 name for the second time at rank 693.

Great middle names for Jorden and their meanings:

  • Leo (fierce warrior, brave warrior, lion)
  • Thomas (twin)
  • Matthew (gift of God)
  • Hayes (descendent of Aodh)
  • Luna (moon)
  • Raine (she is singing, queen)
  • Sage (herb, prophet)
  • Finn (descendent of Fionn)

Famous people with the name Jorden:

  • Jorden van Foreest (Chess Champion from 2016 in the Netherlands)

No fictional characters have the baby name Jorden.

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