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Type River & Country
Scripts Јордан(Serbian, Macedonian) יַרְדֵן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JAWR-dən(English)

Meaning & History

River that flows between the countries of Jordan and Israel. The river's name in Hebrew is יַרְדֵן (Yarden), and it is derived from יָרַד (yarad) meaning "descend" or "flow down". The river has lent its name to the country to the east (in German, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Polish and Slovene this is only the name of the river, with the name of the country taking a different form).

Related Names

VariantsJordanien(German) Jordanien(Swedish) Jordania(Finnish) Jordaania(Estonian) Jordania(Polish) Jordanija(Slovene)
Other Languages & CulturesUrdann(Arabic) Iordanes(Biblical Greek) Yarden(Biblical Hebrew) Iordanes(Biblical Latin) Yordaniya(Bulgarian) Jordán(Czech) Jordaan, Jordanië(Dutch) Jordanie, Jourdain(French) Iordania(Georgian) Iordania, Iordanis(Greek) Yarden(Hebrew) Jordán(Hungarian) Giordania, Giordano(Italian) Jordanija(Lithuanian) Iordan, Iordania(Romanian) Iordan, Iordaniya(Russian) Jordán(Slovak) Jordán, Jordania(Spanish) Yordaniya(Ukrainian)
Given Name DescendantsJordan, Jordon, Jordyn, Jordana(English)
Surname DescendantJordan(English)
Same SpellingJordán
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