First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Fertilized pasture
First name variations: Gordan, Gordie, Gordy, Gordo, Gorton, Gore, Gorham, Gord, Gordain, Gorden, Gordin, Gordonn, Gordun, Gordyn, Gordon
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’
(from Old French gorel ‘pig’).
- English: from the Old English
personal name Gārwulf, composed of the elements
gār ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’.
- English: habitational name from
any of various places named with Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’
+ wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, such as Gorwell in Essex and
Dorset, or Gorrell in Devon.
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