The River Jordan is the name of a holy river in the Bible that the Israelites crossed to reach the Promised Land. It is also the site of Jesus’s baptism by John the Baptist. The name received a huge boost in popularity from basketball great Michael Jordan. It is truly a unisex name, although it’s used more for boys than girls. Dierks Bentley and Taylor Hanson are among the celebrity dads who have given this name to their children.

Famous Jordans

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Jordan Fisher
    TV Actor
  • Jordan Henderson
    Soccer Player
  • Jordan Knight
  • Jordan Peele
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Louis Jordan
  • Michael Jordan
    Basketball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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