Gordon: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Gordon

A name of Scottish origin meaning "large fortress," so don't be surprised when your little Gordon keeps dragging out all the extra blankets and sheets in your linen closet to build massive forts in the living room.

Nicknames:

Gord, Gordy, Gordie.

Famous people named Gordon:

Astronaut Gordon Cooper, Jr; philosopher Gordon Haddon Clark; singer/songwriters Gordon Lightfoot and Gordon "Gord" Downie; novelist Gordon Dickson; physicist Gordon Gould; hockey player Gordon "Gordie" Howe; restaurateur and TV personality Gordon Ramsey.

Fun fact:

For kids of the '70s and '80s, there is one true Gordon: the one from "Sesame Street."

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