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Etymology & Historical Origin - Jordin
Jordin is an Americanized respelling of Jordan which is a gender-neutral given name derived from the River Jordan. The River Jordan is located along the eastern border of Israel and flows for about 150 miles through the Sea of Galilee and down to the Dead Sea. The river’s name comes from the Hebrew word “haYarden” meaning, quite appropriately, “flowing down”. Located in the Holy Lands, the River Jordan has always held significant symbolic meaning for Jewish people and Christians alike. For Jews, the river is a symbol of freedom since its crossing was the final step of Moses’ and the ancient Israelite’s return to the Promise Land after years of abject slavery in Egypt. For Christians, the River Jordan is sacred because it’s where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. During the Middle Ages, around the time of the Crusades, Christians would pilgrimage to the Holy Land and return with a jar containing holy water from the river. Children (male and female) who were baptized with this holy water were often given the name Jordan. Some of the earlier medieval versions of the name were Jordanis and Jourdain; while medieval English folk sometimes used the diminutive Judd. From an etymology perspective, one might think Jordan is the transferred use of a surname (a la Michael Jordan), when in fact it originated as a given name. Arguably, Jordan is one of the most successful unisex given names of all time. Versions of this name in other languages are: Jordanes (German), Jourdain (French), Giordano (Italian), Jordão (Portuguese) and Jordán (Spanish). Jordin is more or less a made-up American spelling.
Popularity of the Name Jordin
Jordin can only claim Top 1000 ranking in the United States for three short years (2007-2009). Not surprisingly, 2007 was the first year Jordan became a Top 100 favorite baby girl’s name nationwide (although it’s always been more popular for baby boys). Today the respelling of Jordyn is the preferred spelling over the traditional Jordan for girls. Obviously such manufactured re-spellings are intended to feminize the name more.
Popularity of the Girl Name Jordin
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jordin
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Jordin
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Famous People Named Jordin
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Children of Famous People Named Jordin
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Jordin - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Jordin
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Jordin