Why was the country Jordan named Jordan?

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There is a river that's runs between modern day Palestine/Israel and modern day Jordan. That river was called since Ancient Times Al- Urdon. When the Romans conquered that area they translated Al Urdon into Latin and soon afterward that area became known like that. When the name was finally translated into English through many languages it was Jordan. The area was known as Transjordan for it was nothing but a desert. When the country was established it became known as Jordan.
Jordan, the country, was named after the river of Jordan which lies between it & Palestine.
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