Gordon

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Scottish and English name

1) From a Scottish surname derived from a placename, either in Berwickshire or Normandy [1] [2] [3]
a) Scottish placename Gordon meaning 'spacious fort' [4]
b) Norman placename Gourdon based on a personal name Gordus [4]
c) Scottish placename Gordon meaning 'spacious ridge' [5]

As a given name it has probably been taken up in honour of the British general Charles George Gordon (1833-85) [1] [3]

2) Jewish name meaning 'from Grodno', a placename in Byelorussia meaning 'city' [4]

Related Names

Gorden
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Swedish
Gordon
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gordon
Genitive: Gordons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gordon
Genitive: Gordonin
Partitive: Gordonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gordon
Genitive: Gordons
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gordon
Genitive: Gordons

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Gordon Hølmebakk (26 February 1928 – 10 January 2018), Norwegian publishing editor
  • John Gordon Bernander (born 22 September 1957), director-general of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, Norwegian politician

Trivia

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
377 1077 0 3 377 1074
Norway Norway[8]
150
n.a.
0
n.a.
150
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
149
n.a.
0
n.a.
149
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
203 0 0
n.a.
203
Iceland Iceland[11]
3 7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
0 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Gordon (m) Sources: [7][9][8][10]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/