Origin of Jordanafter the Jordan, from the practice, among Crusaders and pilgrims, of bringing back water from the river for baptizing their children
- river in the Near East, flowing from the Anti-Lebanon mountains south through the Sea of Galilee, through Jordan, into the Dead Sea: 200 mi (322 km)
- country in the Near East, east of Israel: 35,637 sq mi (92,300 sq km); cap. Amman
Probably from the river Jordan, and shortened from Jordan bottle (“a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims”).
- A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
- A male given name; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders.
- A surname derived from the male given name.
- A female given name used since mid-20th century.
From Hebrew ירדן (yarden), Jordan (originally the river).