Cameron: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cameron

Cameron

Pronunciation: KA-me-rən, KAM-rin (key)

Origin of the name Cameron:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname that originated from the Gaelic nickname cam sròn (crooked nose). Var: Kameron. Short: Cam, Kam.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Cameron: | Edit

Cameron is the best name ever and I like that name a person named cameron is my best friend and is caring and awesome.

Personal experiences with the name Cameron: | Edit

My husband's name is Cameron, and I love the name and have many friends who love the name.

My husband's name is also Cameron--I like it. It seems that the name is becoming more and more popular.

My son's name is Cameron. I love it because it is masculine and has a good nickname "Cam". I think it's a handsome name.

I have a brother named Cameron and I have always loved the name. It has a unique quality but it is not TOO unusual. The name to me is strong but friendly, and I would use it on my son if I didn't have four other brothers to offend!

My Best Friend's name is Cameron. We are so close, we are practically brother and sister! My name Is Kellie.

My name is Hannah an my boyfriend's name is Cameron I love him so much!

My name is Cameron and I have to admit that I like my name. People generally don't call me "Cameron", though. It's normally shorted to "Cam" in casual conversation. I do tend to get a lot of compliments on my name. When I meet new people, I usually get the same ole' "That's a nice name!" or "Cameron, huh? I like that!" Not that I'm complaining! Lol.

My boyfriend name is Cameron. So was one of my other boyfriends. They are both very sweet and funny. My boyfriends nickname is Cam. His father and other family members are the only other people who call him Cam. Cameron is a very interesting name.

Nicknames for Cameron: | Edit

Cam, Cam-O, Ron, Scampi, Cammy, "C", C-Money, Camel Toe ( from famous skateboarder Cameron Slater Glendale AZ. USA.)
Camel, Camel Hump, Camel Humper, Camel Toe, Camel Jockey. Cama-Roni. Camerillo, Camarillo, Cameroon, Camelion.

Meanings and history of the name Cameron: | Edit

Cameron means "crooked nose". Also possibly means "crooked hill" or "crooked stream".
In Spanish it sounds very similar to "shrimp".
Came from an important ancestor and became the surname of a Scottish Highland clan.

Famous real-life people named Cameron: | Edit

Cameron Dallas - Model
Cameron Crowe - American screenwriter and director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Singles, Jerry McGuire, Almost Famous, etc.)
Cam'ron - A Grammy-nominated, American rapper and actor.
Cameron Douglas - An American actor.
Cameron Bird - Musician, Architecture in Helsinki
Cameron Mitchell - American actor (stage and screen, originated the role of Happy in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, and was Buck in The 60s western The High Chapparal). His son with the same name is also an actor.
Cameron Monaghan - American actor
Cameron Liddell, guitarist for the band Asking Alexandria
Cameron Boyce - American actor

As A Surname:
James Cameron - Director of Titanic, Avatar, The Terminator (1 & 2), Aliens, etc.

David Cameron - Current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Cameron in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cameron is the name of Ferris Bueller's best friend in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

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