Post # 1
just curious… I know it is a very popular unisex name… but if you named your child Jordan would it be for a boy or a girl? Which one do you like better? And does anyone know what sex it was originally? I can’t seem to find anything on it other than it comes from the river and from the Hebrew name Yarden meaning flow down…
Post # 3
I love it for both. I have had two students named Jordan and they were awesome kids. I never even thought about the name being a boy or a girl’s name.
Post # 4
Traditionally, I think it’s a boy’s name, but in 2012 if I hear of a child name Jordan I’m assuming it’s a girl. I think it’s one of those names (like Morgan, or Avery) that while once considered a boy’s name and later considered unisex, now leans more heavily toward girl.
I’m not a fan of unisex names, so wouldn’t use Jordan for a baby of either sex.
Post # 6
Both. It’s one of the only really unisex names that we would consider, because I really like it for both, but I prefer names that are obviously boy or girl.
Post # 7
I have only really known girls named Jordan so I automatically associate it with girls.
Post # 8
I know 4 Jordans offhand, 2 boys/2 girls. The girls are younger so I think its swinging female (at least in my circle)
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
When I was in school it was a boy name, now that I’m an adult most children I see named Jordan are girls.
Post # 10
I know 3 Jordan’s …. all boys.
Post # 11
I always think of JordAn as a boy’s name and JordYn as a girl’s name.
Post # 12
@aicila: I’m a teacher, too, and every Jordan I’ve ever had has been a massive pain in the butt! Lucky you. 😛
To me, it’s a boy’s name.
Post # 13
all the Jordans I know are girls
Post # 14
I know more female Jordans so that’s how I view it.
Post # 15
I have a female 25 year old cousin named Jordan. I also know 2 slightly younger male Jordans. I agree that spelling can help make the distinction more clear. Jordyn is definitly more feminine to me and Jordan can be more masculine. But really, Jordan is either to me 🙂
Post # 16
Definitely more of a boy name, but I LOVE it as a girls name!!