Infographic of Gordon name meaning, which is “The keeper of the birds,” from the Old English gor (a young bird) and don, from the Latin dominus (keeper, master).
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Gordon Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gordon? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 123 222 0.0631%
1911 97 372 0.0999%
1912 92 807 0.16%
1913 94 1,004 0.1771%
1914 88 1,342 0.1926%
1915 90 1,698 0.1869%
1916 90 1,781 0.1844%
1917 84 2,010 0.2009%
1918 85 2,216 0.2065%
1919 86 2,009 0.1919%
1920 84 2,268 0.204%
1921 84 2,367 0.2067%
1922 76 2,522 0.2264%
1923 76 2,560 0.2286%
1924 75 2,708 0.2332%
1925 72 2,734 0.2419%
1926 75 2,625 0.2387%
1927 75 2,668 0.241%
1928 76 2,585 0.2416%
1929 79 2,491 0.2405%
1930 77 2,609 0.2498%
1931 76 2,386 0.2417%
1932 81 2,393 0.2422%
1933 70 2,521 0.2706%
1934 71 2,634 0.2725%
1935 70 2,601 0.2677%
1936 75 2,558 0.2656%
1937 75 2,523 0.256%
1938 77 2,652 0.2591%
1939 81 2,504 0.2462%
1940 91 2,282 0.2147%
1941 92 2,397 0.213%
1942 92 2,599 0.2058%
1943 97 2,602 0.1993%
1944 105 2,263 0.1826%
1945 109 2,145 0.1759%
1946 110 2,398 0.1625%
1947 110 2,666 0.1597%
1948 112 2,503 0.1568%
1949 113 2,536 0.1576%
1950 108 2,687 0.1669%
1951 108 2,753 0.1624%
1952 110 2,822 0.1617%
1953 116 2,782 0.1572%
1954 120 2,736 0.1497%
1955 128 2,547 0.1385%
1956 129 2,479 0.1313%
1957 139 2,459 0.1278%
1958 152 2,218 0.1174%
1959 155 2,206 0.1161%
1960 159 2,153 0.1136%
1961 164 1,982 0.105%
1962 173 1,774 0.0966%
1963 157 2,080 0.1159%
1964 166 1,769 0.1005%
1965 178 1,443 0.0882%
1966 180 1,379 0.0883%
1967 206 1,096 0.0722%
1968 211 1,084 0.0722%
1969 226 1,007 0.0654%
1970 236 970 0.061%
1971 247 890 0.0592%
1972 270 686 0.0504%
1973 275 632 0.0487%
1974 293 599 0.0461%
1975 311 553 0.043%
1976 335 476 0.0369%
1977 332 517 0.0384%
1978 341 479 0.0356%
1979 350 473 0.0335%
1980 343 498 0.0341%
1981 345 477 0.0325%
1982 354 480 0.0321%
1983 357 453 0.0307%
1984 361 454 0.0305%
1985 373 451 0.0297%
1986 364 479 0.0317%
1987 396 438 0.0287%
1988 423 417 0.0268%
1989 442 416 0.0258%
1990 473 394 0.0238%
1991 492 365 0.0224%
1992 511 347 0.0217%
1993 508 363 0.0233%
1994 560 294 0.0192%
1995 548 299 0.0198%
1996 554 285 0.019%
1997 595 256 0.0173%
1998 646 224 0.015%
1999 658 217 0.0145%
2000 650 233 0.0153%
2001 710 200 0.0133%
2002 663 235 0.0157%
2003 754 186 0.0122%
2004 750 199 0.0131%
2005 921 139 0.0091%
2006 929 152 0.0097%
2007 1,003 135 0.0086%
2008 948 153 0.0099%
2009 1,025 128 0.0086%
2010 1,084 115 0.008%
2011 1,019 126 0.0088%
2012 998 133 0.0093%
2013 1,056 114 0.008%
2014 929 165 0.0113%
2015 818 213 0.0146%
2016 889 179 0.0124%
2017 788 224 0.016%
2018 803 212 0.0154%
2019 824 199 0.0147%
2020 1,000 156 0.0123%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gordan

Large fortification

Gaelic

Gorden

Large fortification

Gaelic

Gordie

Large fortification

Gaelic


What names sound like Gordon?

If you like how Gordon sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gordon.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cardon

Wood carder

English

Coridon

Battle-ready

Greek

Corydon

Battle-ready

Greek

Garton

Triangle-shaped settlement

English

Gorten

Settlement near the wedge-shaped piece of land

English

Gradon

Renowned

Irish


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gorton

Settlement near the wedge-shaped piece of land

English


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1 Comment

  1. Gordon is our first, and about a week after he popped out, we found out we’re pregnant with twins. (This was 2011) We call him Gordy most of the time. We named the twins Jonathan and Jonah. a lot of people think we called him Jordan so we would have J J& J. We had a hard time finding middle names for each of them. We chose Gordon Thomas!


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