The name Gordon ranked 700th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 172nd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Possible alternate sources include the Latin nickname Gordus (fat), the Irish Gaelic surname Mhuirneachain (beloved), and a Russian Jewish designation for a person from the town of Grodno.
Arts and Music
Gordon Matthew Sumner (Sting) (born 1951)
English singer, songwriter and actor.
Three-time Grammy winner for best male vocal performance: 1987 for ''''Bring On the Night'''' , 1993 for ''''If I Ever Lose My Faith in You'''' and 1999 for ''''Brand New Day'''' (see list of Grammy winners for Best Vocal Performance)