Campbell Name Meaning & Origin

Campbell

Pronunciation: KAM-bəl (key)

Origin of the name Campbell:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from the Gaelic nickname cam béul (crooked mouth). The name is borne by a famous Highland clan.

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Comments and insights on the name Campbell: | Edit

Reminds me of Campbell's soup.

My daughters name is Campbell Faith and I love it!!

Personal experiences with the name Campbell: | Edit

we named our daughter campbell grace and love the name. it still is pretty unique in the northern va area!

My name is Campbell May, and I really love it. I'm 24, so I've had some time to live with the name! I love having a unique name, and suffered absolutely no trauma from soup jokes!

My name is Campbell Twyla and I have gotten a couple of soup jokes, but I've grown to like my name

Nicknames for Campbell: | Edit

Soupy, Cam, Cammie
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Meanings and history of the name Campbell: | Edit

The name Campbell is supposedly derived from the Gaelic "cam beul", meaning "Crooked Mouth." If that meaning doesn't really appeal to you, there are also those that say the name originates from the much more attractive Norman "campo bello," meaning "beautiful field."

Famous real-life people named Campbell: | Edit

Campbell Brown, CNN news reporter

Campbell in song, story & screen: | Edit

There was a male character named Campbell that appeared in a few episodes of the show "Burn Notice."

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