Camille: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Camille

Camille

Pronunciation: kah-MEEL (key)

Origin of the name Camille:

Derived from the Latin camilla (virgin of unblemished character). Var:Camilla, Camille, Kamilla, Kamille. Short: Cami, Camie, Kam, Kamie. Pet: Millie, Milly.

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Cami, Camila, Camilla

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Comments and insights on the name Camille: | Edit

People tend to spell Camille wrong, especially kids. For example, I've had my named spelled: Cammile, Camile, Cammille, and once, in kindergarten, the teacher's aid (this lady was in college, mind you!) spelled it Camel on one of my art projects. (No joke!)
Also, I've had it pronounced various ways: "Kah-mee" (that's the French pronunciation), "Kah-meel," "Kuh-meel," and "Kuh-mill" (that one annoyed me the most.)

French speakers use the name Camille for both males and females.

Personal experiences with the name Camille: | Edit

I've only ever met Camille's who pronounce their name "Kah-mee". I think this is the French pronunciation. Is "Kah-meel" the American pronunciation?

"Kah-meel" is the way the name is usually pronounced in English speaking countries, NOT just in the United states.

I personally love it pronounced "Kuh-meel" sounds so pretty! Like a flower! It reminds me of the color yellow somehow...

I have a cousin (I think she's 12...or maybe 13...) who is named Camille Olivia.

I speak French, and the proper French pronunciation is 'kuh-meel'. You pronounce the 'L' because there is an 'E' at the end, though that is just a general rule. The name Mireille for example is pronounced 'mee-ray', although there is an 'E' at the end. French is just a confusing language.
I agree! It reminds me of the colour yellow, too. A lot of 'C' names remind me of yellow =)

I am French and my name is Camille. I never had anyone calling me 'Kuh-Meel' except for Americans or any other English countries. In French is pronouce like an exagerate I. The best way to hear it is to go on wikipedia. :)

Nicknames for Camille: | Edit

Mimi, Cami, Millie, Cam-cam, Cams, Camilleon (like Chameleon)

Meanings and history of the name Camille: | Edit

Meaning: Virginal, unblemished character, perfect
Origin: Latin, French
History: In 1969, Camille was the name of a catastrophic hurricane that made landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a Category 5.

Famous real-life people named Camille: | Edit

Camille Claudel (8 December 1864/19 October 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. She was the older sister of the French poet and diplomat, Paul Claudel.

Camille Saint-Saëns (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. N.B. A male, in this case. Camille can be masculine in French.

Camille Dalmais, better known as "Camille" (born in 1978 in Paris, France), is a French singer, songwriter and occasional actress.

Camille was the name of Claude Monet(the famous French impressionist)'s first wife. She died after giving birth to their second son and he later married a woman named Alice who wasn't nearly as pretty.

Camille Rowe, French model

Camille in song, story & screen: | Edit

Princess Camille is a fictional protagonist of "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland"

"Camille" (also titled "The Lady of the Camellias" or "La Dame aux Camélias" in French) is a novel (1848) by Alexandre Dumas, fils, after which numerous film adaptiations were made (1915, 1917, 1921, and 1936).

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