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 GIRL 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 GIRL NAME CAMERON

Cameron first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1980 (the decade when parents started liking androgynous names for their daughters). The popular actress Cameron Diaz certainly influenced this name for little girls in the later 1990s. In fact, Cameron for girls reached its high point in 1999 at position #176 on the female charts. Unlike for boys, however, the feminine Cameron has never reached the Top 100 (and probably never will). Spelling variations like Camryn and Kamryn are now around and offer a slightly more girly form of this traditionally male name. Cameron is a cool sounding name. It’s androgynous, it’s got that “surnamey” quality, it’s Scottish, and it’s got such a darling and playful origin (crooked nose). And if you like that meaning, consider another traditionally unisex name, Courtney – that means “short nose”!

Quick Facts

ON CAMERON

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

566

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