Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gordian m. A derivative of the Latin place name Gordium, from Ancient Greek Γόρδιον, the name of a city in modern-day Turkey.

The name of two early martyrs, three 3rd C Roman emperors, and a 4th C Roman saint.

England
Latin
1189 Gordianus (nom) GASurv p. 151
Italy
Latin
1387 Gordiano (abl) Venditti II-9
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gordian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Gordian.