Jordan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew ירדן (yarden), Jordan (originally the river).

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Jordan (plural Jordans)

  1. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
  3. A male given name; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders.
    • 1989 Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry, Grove Press 1998, ISBN 0802135781, pages 3-4:
      I call him Jordan and it will do. He has no other name before or after. What was there to call him, fished as he was from the stinking Thames? A child can't be called Thames, no and not Nile either, for all his likeness to Moses. But I wanted to given him a river name, a name not bound to anything, just as the waters aren't bound to anything.
  4. A surname derived from the male given name.
  5. A female given name used since mid-20th century.

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Danish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)
  2. Jordan (river)

Finnish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (river)

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French[edit]

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Jordan

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Jordan.

German[edit]

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Jordan m (genitive Jordans)

  1. Jordan (river)

Norwegian[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)
  2. Jordan (river)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /jǒrdan/
  • Hyphenation: Jor‧dan

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Jòrdan m (Cyrillic spelling Јо̀рдан)

  1. Jordan (country, river)

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Swedish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (river)

Tatar[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)

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