See also: jordan, jordán, Jordán, and Jórdan

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Etymology

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From Latin Iordanēs, from Ancient Greek Ἰορδάνης (Iordánēs), from Biblical Hebrew יַרְדֵּן (yardén, Jordan (river)). Doublet of Yarden.

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Jordan (countable and uncountable, plural Jordans)

  1. A placename:
    1. A river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan.
    2. A country in Western Asia, in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Capital and largest city: Amman
      • 2011 [1978 January 1], Jimmy Carter, White House Diary[1], →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 159:
        Early the next morning I met with King Hussein of Jordan and then drove to the airport with the shah. All three of us agreed that we ought to give Sadat our support, and on the basis for a Middle East peace.
    3. The name of other rivers around the world, listed under Jordan River (disambiguation).
    4. A number of places in the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Washington Township, Daviess County, Indiana.
      2. An unincorporated community in Morgan Township, Owen County, Indiana.
      3. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Iowa.
      4. An unincorporated community in Fulton County, Kentucky.
      5. A city in Scott County, Minnesota.
      6. A neighbourhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
      7. An unincorporated community in Hickory County, Missouri.
      8. A small town, the county seat of Garfield County, Montana.
      9. A village in Onondaga County, New York.
      10. An unincorporated community in Johnston County, North Carolina.
      11. An unincorporated community in Linn County, Oregon.
      12. A town in Green County, Wisconsin.
      13. An unincorporated community in Hull, Portage County, Wisconsin.
      14. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Jordan Township.
    5. A community in Lincoln, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Canada.
    6. A small suburb of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SK4092). [1]
    7. An area in Yau Tsim Mong district, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
      • 2022 October 9, Yanni Chow, “‘This is our home’: ethnic minority residents of Jordan’s Man Wah Sun Chuen estate may lose community to redevelopment”, in South China Morning Post[2], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 10 October 2023, News‎[3]:
        Man Wah Sun Chuen in Jordan is one of Hong Kong’s oldest private housing estates.
      • 2024 April 10, Hillary Leung, “At least 5 dead, over 30 injured after fire in Hong Kong building”, in Hong Kong Free Press[4], archived from the original on 12 April 2024, Hong Kong:
        At least five people have died and over 30 have been injured after a fire broke out in a building in Jordan on Wednesday morning.
    8. A municipality, the capital of Guimaras province, Western Visayas, Philippines.
  2. A unisex given name from Hebrew
    1. A male given name from Hebrew; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by crusaders.
      • 1989, Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry, Grove Press, published 1998, →ISBN, pages 3–4:
        I call him Jordan and it will do. He has no other name before or after. What was there to call him, fished as he was from the stinking Thames? A child can't be called Thames, no and not Nile either, for all his likeness to Moses. But I wanted to give him a river name, a name not bound to anything, just as the waters aren't bound to anything.
    2. A female given name from Hebrew, of mid-20th century and later usage.
  3. A surname transferred from the given name derived from the male given name.

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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From Latin Iordanes, from Ancient Greek Ἰορδάνης (Iordánēs), from Biblical Hebrew יַרְדֵּן (yardén, Jordan (river)). The given name is from Michael Jordan.

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Jordan

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. a male given name from English [in turn transferred from the surname, in turn from Hebrew]
  3. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
  4. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)

Danish

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Proper noun

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
  2. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)
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Finnish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjordɑn/, [ˈjo̞rdɑ̝n]
  • Rhymes: -ordɑn
  • Syllabification(key): Jor‧dan

Etymology 1

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From Latin Iordanēs.

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)
Declension
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Inflection of Jordan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Jordan
genitive Jordanin
partitive Jordania
illative Jordaniin
singular plural
nominative Jordan
accusative nom. Jordan
gen. Jordanin
genitive Jordanin
partitive Jordania
inessive Jordanissa
elative Jordanista
illative Jordaniin
adessive Jordanilla
ablative Jordanilta
allative Jordanille
essive Jordanina
translative Jordaniksi
abessive Jordanitta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Jordan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanini
accusative nom. Jordanini
gen. Jordanini
genitive Jordanini
partitive Jordaniani
inessive Jordanissani
elative Jordanistani
illative Jordaniini
adessive Jordanillani
ablative Jordaniltani
allative Jordanilleni
essive Jordaninani
translative Jordanikseni
abessive Jordanittani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanisi
accusative nom. Jordanisi
gen. Jordanisi
genitive Jordanisi
partitive Jordaniasi
inessive Jordanissasi
elative Jordanistasi
illative Jordaniisi
adessive Jordanillasi
ablative Jordaniltasi
allative Jordanillesi
essive Jordaninasi
translative Jordaniksesi
abessive Jordanittasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanimme
accusative nom. Jordanimme
gen. Jordanimme
genitive Jordanimme
partitive Jordaniamme
inessive Jordanissamme
elative Jordanistamme
illative Jordaniimme
adessive Jordanillamme
ablative Jordaniltamme
allative Jordanillemme
essive Jordaninamme
translative Jordaniksemme
abessive Jordanittamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordaninne
accusative nom. Jordaninne
gen. Jordaninne
genitive Jordaninne
partitive Jordanianne
inessive Jordanissanne
elative Jordanistanne
illative Jordaniinne
adessive Jordanillanne
ablative Jordaniltanne
allative Jordanillenne
essive Jordaninanne
translative Jordaniksenne
abessive Jordanittanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordaninsa
accusative nom. Jordaninsa
gen. Jordaninsa
genitive Jordaninsa
partitive Jordaniaan
Jordaniansa
inessive Jordanissaan
Jordanissansa
elative Jordanistaan
Jordanistansa
illative Jordaniinsa
adessive Jordanillaan
Jordanillansa
ablative Jordaniltaan
Jordaniltansa
allative Jordanilleen
Jordanillensa
essive Jordaninaan
Jordaninansa
translative Jordanikseen
Jordaniksensa
abessive Jordanittaan
Jordanittansa
instructive
comitative

Etymology 2

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From a given name, Gothic [Term?].[1]

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Jordan (rare)

  1. a Finnish surname
Declension
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Inflection of Jordan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Jordan Jordanit
genitive Jordanin Jordanien
partitive Jordania Jordaneja
illative Jordaniin Jordaneihin
singular plural
nominative Jordan Jordanit
accusative nom. Jordan Jordanit
gen. Jordanin
genitive Jordanin Jordanien
partitive Jordania Jordaneja
inessive Jordanissa Jordaneissa
elative Jordanista Jordaneista
illative Jordaniin Jordaneihin
adessive Jordanilla Jordaneilla
ablative Jordanilta Jordaneilta
allative Jordanille Jordaneille
essive Jordanina Jordaneina
translative Jordaniksi Jordaneiksi
abessive Jordanitta Jordaneitta
instructive Jordanein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Jordan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanini Jordanini
accusative nom. Jordanini Jordanini
gen. Jordanini
genitive Jordanini Jordanieni
partitive Jordaniani Jordanejani
inessive Jordanissani Jordaneissani
elative Jordanistani Jordaneistani
illative Jordaniini Jordaneihini
adessive Jordanillani Jordaneillani
ablative Jordaniltani Jordaneiltani
allative Jordanilleni Jordaneilleni
essive Jordaninani Jordaneinani
translative Jordanikseni Jordaneikseni
abessive Jordanittani Jordaneittani
instructive
comitative Jordaneineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanisi Jordanisi
accusative nom. Jordanisi Jordanisi
gen. Jordanisi
genitive Jordanisi Jordaniesi
partitive Jordaniasi Jordanejasi
inessive Jordanissasi Jordaneissasi
elative Jordanistasi Jordaneistasi
illative Jordaniisi Jordaneihisi
adessive Jordanillasi Jordaneillasi
ablative Jordaniltasi Jordaneiltasi
allative Jordanillesi Jordaneillesi
essive Jordaninasi Jordaneinasi
translative Jordaniksesi Jordaneiksesi
abessive Jordanittasi Jordaneittasi
instructive
comitative Jordaneinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordanimme Jordanimme
accusative nom. Jordanimme Jordanimme
gen. Jordanimme
genitive Jordanimme Jordaniemme
partitive Jordaniamme Jordanejamme
inessive Jordanissamme Jordaneissamme
elative Jordanistamme Jordaneistamme
illative Jordaniimme Jordaneihimme
adessive Jordanillamme Jordaneillamme
ablative Jordaniltamme Jordaneiltamme
allative Jordanillemme Jordaneillemme
essive Jordaninamme Jordaneinamme
translative Jordaniksemme Jordaneiksemme
abessive Jordanittamme Jordaneittamme
instructive
comitative Jordaneinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordaninne Jordaninne
accusative nom. Jordaninne Jordaninne
gen. Jordaninne
genitive Jordaninne Jordanienne
partitive Jordanianne Jordanejanne
inessive Jordanissanne Jordaneissanne
elative Jordanistanne Jordaneistanne
illative Jordaniinne Jordaneihinne
adessive Jordanillanne Jordaneillanne
ablative Jordaniltanne Jordaneiltanne
allative Jordanillenne Jordaneillenne
essive Jordaninanne Jordaneinanne
translative Jordaniksenne Jordaneiksenne
abessive Jordanittanne Jordaneittanne
instructive
comitative Jordaneinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Jordaninsa Jordaninsa
accusative nom. Jordaninsa Jordaninsa
gen. Jordaninsa
genitive Jordaninsa Jordaniensa
partitive Jordaniaan
Jordaniansa
Jordanejaan
Jordanejansa
inessive Jordanissaan
Jordanissansa
Jordaneissaan
Jordaneissansa
elative Jordanistaan
Jordanistansa
Jordaneistaan
Jordaneistansa
illative Jordaniinsa Jordaneihinsa
adessive Jordanillaan
Jordanillansa
Jordaneillaan
Jordaneillansa
ablative Jordaniltaan
Jordaniltansa
Jordaneiltaan
Jordaneiltansa
allative Jordanilleen
Jordanillensa
Jordaneilleen
Jordaneillensa
essive Jordaninaan
Jordaninansa
Jordaneinaan
Jordaneinansa
translative Jordanikseen
Jordaniksensa
Jordaneikseen
Jordaneiksensa
abessive Jordanittaan
Jordanittansa
Jordaneittaan
Jordaneittansa
instructive
comitative Jordaneineen
Jordaneinensa
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  • Jordan is the 4159th (tied with 16 other surnames) most common surname in Finland, belonging to 180 individuals, according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.
    • Many of these surnames in the statistics may instead be homonymous foreign surnames.

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  1. ^ Mikkonen, Pirjo, Paikkala, Sirkka (2000) Sukunimet, Helsinki: Otava, →ISBN

French

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  • IPA(key): /ʒɔʁ.dan/, (rare) /dʒɔʁ.dan/
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Jordan m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Jordan

German

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der Jordan m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Jordan or des Jordans)

  1. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)
  2. one of several brooks or small rivers in Germany

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Hebrew יַרְדֵּן (yardén), and Arabic الأردن (al-'urdunn).

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
  2. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)
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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From jor- (wild boar) +‎ dan (Dane).

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  • IPA(key): /²juːrdan/, /²juːɖan/

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Jordan m (definite Jordanen)

  1. a male given name

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Etymology 2

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From Hebrew יַרְדֵּן (yardén), and Arabic الأردن (al-'urdunn).

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
  2. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)
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Occitan

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Jordan m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Jordan

Serbo-Croatian

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  • IPA(key): /jǒrdan/
  • Hyphenation: Jor‧dan

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Jòrdan m (Cyrillic spelling Јо̀рдан)

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
  2. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)

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Swahili

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)
    Synonym: Yordani

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish Iordan. Cognate with Old Danish Jordanus (partially latinized).

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Jordan c (genitive Jordans)

  1. Jordan (a river in Western Asia, in the Middle East, that empties into the Dead Sea, flowing through Israel, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Jordan)

Tatar

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (a country in Western Asia, in the Middle East)

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