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 UNISEX 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 UNISEX NAME CAMERON

Cameron is a unisex name in America, but the usage for little baby boys is much greater and longer-lived than for girls. American parents are four-times more likely to bestow this Scottish name on their sons rather than their daughters. The name has been used for boys (if even sparingly) for over 100 years; it doesn’t come into usage for girls until 1980 (parents prefer the spelling Camryn for girls). It’s never reached the Top 100 list for girls, but for boys it gets as high as #31 on the list (in the year 2000). Cameron for boys is still holding strong even if it’s dropped in favor in the past couple years. Given its attractive and playful Gaelic roots, we think Cameron is a solid choice.

Quick Facts

ON CAMERON

GENDER:

Unisex

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

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