Cambria Name Meaning & Origin
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Cam, Cammy, Bri (pronounced Bree. Some people say Brih and it drives my sister crazy), Bria, Cami, Cams
- Meanings and history of the name Cambria
It derives from Latn; it is the Latinised form of the Welsh word for "Wales." (Cymru) and its etymology means "country" or "countrymen". It is also the name of two towns in the U.S., one in Pennsylvania, the other in California, a small artist town along Hwy. 1 on the Central Coast south of Big Sur.
The Cambrian period is a period in prehistoric geology and is named for the Welsh area where the first fossils from this time period were found. It is known for heralding a rapid diversification of lifeforms toward multicellular organisms. Common fossils from the Cambrian are trilobites.
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Cambria means "the beauty" and "the knowledge" from the comic book series developed by the lead singer of Coheed and Cambria (a progressive rock band from New York).