A masculine and feminine name.
1851-1931; U.S. educator & naturalist.
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.
A country of southwest Asia in northwest Arabia. Inhabited in ancient times by various Semitic peoples such as the Moabites and the Nabataeans, the area was conquered by the Romans (first century ad ), Arabs (seventh century), and Ottoman Turks, who held it from 1516 until World War I. As Transjordan the country became part of the British mandate of Palestine in 1920, gaining independence in 1946. It was renamed Jordan in 1949 after acquiring the West Bank, which it later renounced in 1974. Amman is the capital and the largest city.
(obsolete) A chamber pot.
A female given name used since mid-20th century.
Origin of jordan
Probably from the river Jordan, and shortened from Jordan bottle (“a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims”).