Different Ways to Spell Jordan

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With the name of Jordan English, I thought it would be fairly easy for people to spell my name right.  Apparently there are many different ways to spell Jordan.  The most common is the way my name is spelled, with an “a”. The most common misspelling of my name is with an “o”, Jordon or with an “e”, Jorden.  


Jordan with an "A"

Jordan with an A

There are several reasons I think people should be able to spell my name right.  Michael Jordan being a big one.  There is also a river called the Jordan River.  There is even a country called Jordan.  All spelled with an “a”.  All of the other Jordans I met growing up, both male and female, spelled Jordan with an “a”.


Recently I have seen a couple different spellings for Jordan, specifically for females.  The most “famous” alternate spelling would be for Jordin Sparks from American Idol and then my cousin named her daugher Jordyn.  If it is on your birth certificate spelled a certain way then that is the correct way.

The craziest way I have seen my name spelled was in sixth grade.  One of my friends, Geoff, was trying to right my name on something and spelled it Jourden.  I could never understand why until I wrote that last sentence.  His name was spelled different.

As you can see there are many different ways to spell Jordan, if you are spelling the name for a girl it would be safe to ask, but for guys it is probably spelled Jordan.


#1 What Does The Name Jordan Mean? | JordanEnglish.com on 09.30.09 at 5:44 pm

[...] posted before about different ways of spelling Jordan, but here is a list again. Jordaan,  Jordain,  Jorden, Jordin, Jordon,  Jordyn,  Jourdain, [...]

#2 JORDAN on 07.01.10 at 3:36 pm

so i just got in an argument with this know-it-all girlfriend of my roommates who said that the most common female spelling for out name (I’m jordan too) is Jeurden. She said it ws the french way for girls to spell it, which may be true, but thanks to your somewhat annoyed blog, I am reassured that she is just dumb. Thanks for giving me justification in my annoyance with idiots.

#3 Jourdie on 09.20.10 at 10:39 am

Actually, Jeurden is not common at all. I am a Jordan too. But my name isn’t spelled that way. Since I am a girl, my family chose a very unique spelling of it, and they spelled it Jourdynn, which is crazy since they had orriginally wanted to spell it Jourdyan (which to me sounds Jordie an)

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