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, however, where Jesus had his baptism, according to the New Testament.

Meaning of the name Jorden:

Hebrew: to flow down, to descend

Origin of the name Jorden:

Jorden is an English variation of the Hebrew name Jordan. It became an alternative option after the Protestant Reformation. Jordan comes from the Hebrew name Yarden, used about the Jordan River that flows between Jordan and Israel. It comes from the word “yarad.”

Symbolism of the name Jorden:

The baby name Jorden is a variation of Jordan. The Jordan River is one of the most important to Jewish and Christian people, flowing between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The word “yarad,” which gives the river its name, translates to “descend” or “flow down.”

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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:

Nicknames for the name Jorden:

  • Jor
  • Jor Jor
  • Jordie
  • Jordi
  • Jordey
  • Jordy 
  • Denny
  • Dennie

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.

Related names for the name Jorden:

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)

Jordens in popular culture:

No fictional characters have the baby name Jorden.