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Jordyn is simply an alternative spelling of the baby name Jordan that is most commonly used in the United States. It's given to both boys and girls, though the addition of the “y” is thought to be a tad more feminine. Both spellings of the name have been popular since the 1980s, perhaps because of their Biblical roots. Jordyn pairs well with classic middle names like “Rose,” as well as trendier names like “Aria.”

Meaning of the name Jordyn:

Hebrew: Flowing down

Origin of the name Jordyn:

Jordyn is an alternative spelling of Jordan, which comes from the River Jordan in the Middle East. The river's name is derived from the Hebrew word “ha-yarden,” which means flowing down.

Symbolism of the name Jordyn:

The name Jordyn may be important to those of the Christian faith because of its connection to the River Jordan. In the Bible, John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the river. Throughout history, many people have traveled to the river to get a container of its water to use for baptisms.

Style of the name Jordyn:

Modern

Gender of the name Jordyn:

Jordyn is a name for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Jordyn:

JOHR-din

Number of syllables in the name Jordyn:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Jordyn:

Jordyn evokes images of someone who is fun, optimistic and adventurous.

Alternative spellings for the name Jordyn:

Nicknames for the name Jordyn:

  • Jordy
  • JoJo
  • JJ

Popularity of the name Jordyn:

Jordyn first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States in 1989. For boys, it first made the list in 2001. As of 2020, it ranks at number 194 for girls and 970 for boys, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Jordyn:

Great middle names for Jordyn and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Jordyn:

  • Jordyn Allen (soccer player)
  • Jordyn Woods (reality show star, actress)
  • Jordyn Blum (director, wife of rocker Dave Grohl)
  • Jordyn Huitema (soccer player)
  • Jordyn Brooks (football player)
  • Jordyn Wieber (gymnast)
  • Jordyn Lucas (actress)

Jordyns in popular culture:

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