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National Jordan Day – May 27, 2023

We celebrate National Jordan Day every May 27. This day is dedicated to the name Jordan and everyone who bears it. These days, Jordan is a popular unisex name, with 400 baby girls named it annually, and it has Hebrew roots. On National Jordan Day, let’s celebrate everything great about Jordans everywhere. Join us in honoring people, the nation, and the river that share a name.

History of National Jordan Day

Despite being one of the most common names since the 19th century, Jordan is becoming less popular with each passing year. It has been around for generations and can be traced back to the Jordan River flowing through Israel. The name reached its peak at the end of the 1900s, but there are still plenty of Jordans across the U.S. In addition, Jordyn, Jordin, Jorden, and Jordon are a few of the name’s spelling variations.

As we mentioned before, Jordan likely originated from the Hebrew language. It translates to ‘descend’ or “to flow.” The Jordan River is the stuff of legends. According to the Bible, John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in its clear waters.

For decades, it was a fairly common name in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. The river and the country with the same name made it even easier for the name to spread. A unisex name, Jordan was one of the top 50 most used names in the U.S., and only in 2003 did it drop out of this list. The decline did not stop there. In 2007, it lost its position in the top 100.

National Jordan Day timeline

1895
Henryk Jordan

Jordan becomes a professor of obstetrics at Kraków’s Jagiellonian University.

1962
The Real Wolf of Wallstreet

Jordan Belfort, controversial writer of “The Wolf of Wallstreet,” is born.

1990
Robert Jordan

Jordan releases the first book of the epic fantasy series, “Wheel of Time.”

2007
“American Idol”

17-year-old Jordin Sparks is crowned the show’s sixth season winner.

National Jordan Day FAQs

What race is the name Jordan?

The name Jordan originated from Hebrew and Greek, spreading after the Jordan River in Israel was named. It is generally assumed that the name is from Israel and nearby regions.

Is Jordan a rare name?

The name Jordan is fairly prevalent. It’s ranked 88th among the most popular boys’ names and 425th among girls’.

How rare is the last name Jordan?

Jordan is also a typical last name. A previous census report showed that it was the 106th most common surname.

National Jordan Day Activities

  1. Visit the Jordan River

    The Jordan River is where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. National Jordan Day is an excellent time to visit this culturally significant river.

  2. Post about the name

    Have you looked up Jordan’s etymology yet? Create a social media poster about its meaning and upload it on your profiles to encourage other people to take an interest in the day.

  3. Send a gift to a Jordan

    You probably already know a person named Jordan. Use this day as an opportunity to deepen your friendship by sending them a gift of appreciation.

5 Facts About Jordans That You Didn’t Know

  1. Male domination

    In 2021, there were five times as many baby boys named Jordan as there were baby girls.

  2. Jordan at its peak

    In 1990, 0.75% of people were named Jordan.

  3. Girls named Jored

    The name’s popularity among girls peaked in 1997.

  4. Jordan as a unisex name

    Jordan only started to be used for both boys and girls in the late 1970s.

  5. The total number of males named Jordan

    Over the last 100 years, the U.S. Social Security Administration has recorded 386,325 males named Jordan.

Why We Love National Jordan Day

  1. It makes Jordans happy

    This is a day for all the Jordans in the world to feel proud of their name. We can celebrate all the great things they’ve contributed to our society.

  2. It’s a day to make new friends

    Today is a day to engage in activities where we can meet people named Jordan. We might even end up with new friendships and bonds that last forever.

  3. It celebrates the name’s origin

    National Jordan Day encourages us to understand the name’s origin. We’re always excited to find new tidbits of information and share them with others.

National Jordan Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 27Saturday
2024May 27Monday
2025May 27Tuesday
2026May 27Wednesday
2027May 27Thursday

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