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Looking for full name ideas that go well with the name Jordan? Check out this handpicked list of 75+ middle names for a future boys and girls named Jordan, including meanings and name origins.
Jordan is perhaps one of the few true gender neutral names. It’s popularity for boys and girls has risen and fallen together over the last four decades.
While Jordan hit its popularity peak in the 1990’s (#26 for boys and #40 for girls in 1997), it remains a steady favorite. It currently sits at #88 for boys; and while it may seem to have dropped more for girls at #425, the feminized spelling Jordyn actually outranks the traditional spelling (#209).
I really enjoyed putting together this list of middle names for Jordan. The softness of ‘Jo’ and the ending ‘n’ make so many middle names work well with Jordan — the full names sound smooth and substantial. Plus, I had the Michael Jackson’s Will You Be There line “hold me like the river Jordan” stuck in my head the whole time.
These middle name ideas come from my personal database of over 2000 names. I research forums, social media and websites to stay abreast of trends and new ideas. They were handpicked with flow and style in mind. I also tried to highlight some off the beaten path names to add new ideas to your name search.
First, you’ll find an overview of the name Jordan and its popularity. Then we’ll turn to girls, boys and unisex middle names that go well with Jordan.
Meaning & Trends of Jordan
Jordan means “to flow down” in Hebrew and is most known for it’s connection to the Jordan River in Israel.
Jordan is considered a biblical name, with Jesus being baptized in the Jordan River. Crusaders would also bring back river water to baptize their children; some of these children were given the name Jordan in honor of the baptism.
Jordan was a hot unisex name at the end of the millennium, hitting its peak in 1997. The name’s popularity has mostly trended together for both boys and girls.
In recent years, the name’s popularity has declined some for both genders. However, the traditional spelling of Jordan has had a faster fall for girls. Instead, girl parents today are favoring a feminized spelling of Jordyn.
Interestingly, feminized Jordyn’s ranking has remained mostly steady since it came on the scene in the early 1990’s. While classically-spelled Jordan has dropped 383 spots from its peak, Jordyn has constantly landed in the mid-100’s-200’s range.
For more on baby name trends, check out of name popularity tool.
Girl Middle Names for Jordyn
First, here are 25 middle name ideas for girl Jordans / Jordyns. Jordan Zella and Jordan Zadie offer the cute nickname option of “Jo Z” pronounced like Josie. I think retro names like Bonnie or Flossie are soon to make a comeback and would make fun middle names.
I have alternated the spelling between Jordan and Jordyn on this list to as a visual for those trying to decide between the spellings.
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|Jordan Alora||(my dream)||African (Bantu)|
|Jordyn Bonnie||(pretty)||Scottish; French|
|Jordan Corinne||(maiden)||French; English|
|Jordyn Delaney||(dark challenger)||Irish; French|
|Jordan Dixie||(tenth)||English; French|
|Jordyn Esther||(myrtle leaf)||Hebrew; Persian|
|Jordan Hazel||(hazel tree)||English|
|Jordan Kiara||(clear, dark one)||Italian, Irish|
|Jordyn Lily||(pure, flower)||Latin|
|Jordan Linnea||(lime tree)||Scandinavian|
|Jordan Michaela||(who is like God?)||Hebrew|
|Jordyn Nadia||(hope, tender)||Russian|
|Jordyn Philippa||(lover of horses)||Greek|
|Jordan Vida||(life)||Spanish; Latin|
|Jordan Zella||(blessed)||Yiddish; African – Bangi|
Boy Middle Names For Jordan
Next, we have boy middle names that go well with Jordan. Culling this list down to only 25 was a tall order since so many boy names felt like easy pairs to Jordan. Of the boy names below, I particularly like Jordan Harvey and Jordan Ambrose .
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|Jordan Ambrose||(immortal)||Greek; Latin; English|
|Jordan Anderson||(son of Andrew)||English|
|Jordan Arlo||(fortified hill)||English|
|Jordan Baker||(baker profession)||English|
|Jordan Chase||(to hunt)||English; French|
|Jordan Cooper||(barrel maker)||English|
|Jordan Dax||(town in France)||French|
|Jordan Fox||(animal fox)||English|
|Jordan Graham||(gravel homestead)||Scottish; English|
|Jordan Harris||(son of Harry)||English|
|Jordan Harvey||(battle worthy)||English|
|Jordan Kane||(warrior, man, golden)||Irish; Hawaiian; Japanese|
|Jordan Lance||(land)||German; English|
|Jordan Linus||(flax colored)||Greek|
|Jordan Lionel||(little lion)||Latin|
|Jordan Phineas||(Nubian, mouth of a snake)||Hebrew|
|Jordan Rupert||(bright fame)||German|
Gender Neutral Middle Names for Jordan
Consider going fully gender neutral to gives your baby ultimate flexibility in the future. Here are some great unisex full names for Jordan. Jordan Elliott and Jordan Kelly both have such a natural flow (and Kelly is a surprisingly unique pick nowadays!).
|Jordan Addison||(son of Adam)||English|
|Jordan Ares||(God of war)||Greek|
|Jordan Aubrey||(elf ruler)||German|
|Jordan Baylor||(delivery person)||English|
|Jordan Blakely||(dark wood)||English|
|Jordan Brady||(broad meadow)||Irish|
|Jordan Cassidy||(clever; curly hair)||Irish|
|Jordan Darcy||(dark)||French; Irish|
|Jordan Dell||(small valley)||English|
|Jordan Elliott||(the Lord is my God)||Hebrew|
|Jordan Hollis||(near the holly tree)||English|
|Jordan Kennedy||(misshapened head)||Irish|
|Jordan Kinsley||(king’s meadow)||English|
|Jordan Linnet||(small songbird)||French; Welsh|
|Jordan Marley||(pleasant meadow)||English|
|Jordan Shane||(graced by God)||Irish|
|Jordan Shea||(dauntless one)||Irish|
|Jordan Tinsley||(Tynni’s meadow)||English|
Children’s Books for Jordan
Check out these children’s book ideas for a future baby Jordan.
Examples of Jordan as a Middle Name
Jordan works in the middle name spot as well. It would be a good middle name pick to add balance to heavily voweled and flowing names popular today. Consider these girls’ first names as pairs for middle name Jordyn:
- Amelia Jordan
- Hailey Jordyn (also see: 65 Middle Names for Hailey)
- Mackenzie Jordan
- Nicole Jordyn
- Nina Jordan
Next, some boy first names that flow well with Jordan as a middle:
- Arlo Jordan (also see: 65 Middle Names for Arlo)
- Brady Jordan
- Cade Jordan
- Francis Jordan
- Seth Jordan
Finally, for a wholly unisex name, these gender neutral names work well with Elliot as a middle name:
- Cyprus Jordan
- Ellery Jordan
- Elliot Jordan (also see: 75 Middle Names for Elliot)
- Henley Jordan
- Shiloh Jordan
Names Similar to Jordan
- Yarden (Hebrew variation)
Things to Consider When Choosing a Middle Name
Before finalizing a middle name, here are some final things to consider:
- Initials: do the full initials spell out anything?
- Search the first and middle name together: are there any well-known associations of the name combination?
- Nicknames: does the middle name open up new nickname options for your baby?
- Trends: how has the popularity of the name changed over time? (You can check our name popularity tool here.)
Looking for more name ideas? Check out 70 Earthy Gender Neutral Names. Happy naming!