Cameron: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cameron

Cameron

Pronunciation: KAM-er-ən, KAM-rin (key)

Origin of the name Cameron:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname that originated from the Gaelic nickname cam srón (crooked nose). Var: Cameran, Cameryn, Camryn, Kameran, Kameron, Kameryn. Short: Cam. Pet: Cami.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Cameron: | Edit

I love the full pronunciation of this name. Cam-er-ONe. So pretty for a girl. -Unkown

My friends always say to me, "I love the name Cameron for a girl. It is beautiful." I thik it is really pretty. Also,the name Olivia flows with it. -Cameron

Personal experiences with the name Cameron: | Edit

i know a few Cameron's, both boys and girls, who pull off this name with great gusto! its a very fine name; a little quirky, a little preppy and very strong.

Primarily a male name outside the US.

I know one girl, and one boy called Cameron. I used to think of Cameron only as a female name when I was younger, and thought it weird when I met a boy named Cameron. Then I found out that it is much more common for a boy to be called Cameron than a girl. To this day, I have always found Cameron a very handsome boys name.

Nicknames for Cameron: | Edit

Cammie, Cami, Cammy, Cam, Cameroni, Cammalammadingdong

Meanings and history of the name Cameron: | Edit

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Famous real-life people named Cameron: | Edit

Cameron Diaz, American actress
Camryn (born Debra) Manheim, American actress and author
Cameron Alexis Drake Biddy, born Camden Alexander Jake McBiddy, the professional watermelon slicer.

Cameron in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cameron, in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Cameron Tucker, character on TV show "Modern Family"
Dr. Allison Cameron, in the television series "House"

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