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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Nicknames for Campbell

Soupy, Cam, Cammie
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Meanings and history of the name Campbell

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

Campbell Brown, CNN news reporter

Campbell in song, story & screen

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

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