Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Cameron

Cameron comes from a medieval Highland Scottish clan name and is derived from the Gaelic words “cam” and “sròn” which lightheartedly translates to “crooked nose” (likely a nickname given to the clan’s first patriarch who may have had a hooked nose). The Highland Cameron clan was celebrated for their courage and ingenuity, and their clan motto is a Gaelic phrase meaning “unite.” The first recorded spelling of the family name appeared in the 13th century and was rendered as “de Kamerun”. In the Lowlands of Scotland, the clansmen are thought to have a territorial origin from the lands of Cameron near Edinburgh. In any case, Cameron has long been used as a forename for males and it is still quite common in Scotland (a Top 25 favorite). The United States is the only English-speaking country that really considers Cameron gender-neutral (although it is given to baby girls far less frequently). Cameron for boys is also on the Top 100 lists of England, Australia and Canada.

All About the Baby Name – Cameron

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME CAMERON

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME CAMERON

Cameron has been around as a boy’s name since at least the late 19th century, although it did not become consistently used until the 1940s. Even back then Cameron was not a particularly popular name for baby boys. The name really started to take off in the 1980s and reached a Top 100 spot on the male charts in 1987. Cameron’s peak popularity for boys came in the late 1990s and into the early 2000s when he was pretty much a Top 50 choice among American parents of little boys. Today, the name seems to be holding strong for little boys (still a Top 100). Even though parents of little girls picked up Cameron in the 1980s, it doesn’t seem to have swayed parents of boys into giving up this charming name up. Even though it’s androgynous sounding, we still think it’s more masculine (and the charts prove this so). Unlike Madison and Addison, we think parents of little girls will be unsuccessful in their attempts to hijack this name over to the feminine side. They have other more feminine options: Camryn for instance.

Quick Facts

ON CAMERON

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

59

PRONUNCIATION:

KAM-er-әn

SIMPLE MEANING:

Crooked nose

Characteristics

OF CAMERON

Humanitarian

Community-minded

Family-oriented

Loving

Affectionate

Compassionate

Sensitive

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Cameron

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME CAMERON

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Cameron

Popular Songs

ON CAMERON

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Cameron


Famous People

NAMED CAMERON

Cameron Diaz (actress)
Cameron Crowe (movie writer/producer)
Cameron Giles (rapper/stage name Cam'ron)
Cameron Diaz (actress)
Cameron Crowe (movie writer/producer)
Cameron Giles (rapper/stage name Cam'ron)
Cameron Diaz (actress)
Cameron Crowe (movie writer/producer)
Cameron Giles (rapper/stage name Cam'ron)

Children of Famous People

NAMED CAMERON

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Cameron

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME CAMERON

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cameron