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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's in a name?

My Name Is….

Name: Jordan

Nicknames: Jory, Peaches, Kiddo, J
Popularity: According to this, Jordan was the 65th most popular name the year I was born, but the 384th most popular name for females, specifically

Origin: Ancient times, believed to have originated relative to the Jordan River in the Middle East. Also has Biblical significance, in that the Jordan River is where John the Baptist baptized Jesus

Meaning: Derived from Hebrew and Arabic words meaning to descend, or flow down

Sex: Was originally masculine, but has become incredibly popular for feminine names in recent years

What I love about my name: I have always really liked the idea of boy's names for girls, so I like that I have a name that is often considered to be a boy's name. It's a nice, strong sounding name. And I like the cadence of it with my last name, too. It just sounds nice. 

What I hate about my name: People often think I am a boy before they meet me. I get a lot of mail addressed to "Mr." It's not a very unique name or spelling anymore. When I was growing up, there were four people named Jordan on my swim team alone, and only one of them was a boy.  


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  1. My best friend has a 16 year old daughter named Jordyn, she hates her name but I love it. I had no idea what it meant until I read your post.

  2. I really like the name Jordan for girls!! Thanks for linking up :-)

  3. I also love the idea of boy's names for girls and vice versa...it mixes things up a bit! So glad you linked up with us! :)

  4. I searched mine, and mine is so unique that it is not in the top 1000 names for the last 13 years :)

  5. I know way more female Jordans than male Jordans.


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