Girl name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : Descender
Family name origins & meanings
- English and French : variant of Jordan.
- A Jourdain from the Saintonge region of France is recorded in Quebec City in 1676. Another, from the Savoie, is documented in 1688 in Lachine, Quebec, with the secondary surname Lafrizade. A third, from Provence, is documented in Champlain, Quebec, in 1688; and another, also called Labrosse, in Montreal in 1696. Other secondary surnames include <xref>Bellerose</xref>, <xref>Lafrance</xref>, and Saint-Louis.