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What does Cameo mean?

Cameo Pronunciation of Cameo [cameo] as a girls' name is pronounced KAM-ee-0. It is of Italian and Middle French origin, and the meaning of Cameo is "skin". From Italian "cammeo" (probably of Oriental origin) which refers to a gem portrait carved in relief. May be used to refer to a child that is small but perfectly formed.

Associated with: portrait (literary), small (little).


Cameo has 1 variant: Cammeo.

Affiliated girl name: Kamea.

Creative forms:
(female) Canmeo, Clameo, ..

(male) Caney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cameo Macey (C.M.), ..

How popular is Cameo?

Cameo is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Cameo is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cameo has not been ranked in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cameo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cameo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cameo is alike in pronunciation to Cama, Cami, Camia, Cammi, Cammie, Cammy, Kama, Kameo, Kami and Kammi. Other recommended names are Cacey, Cade, Cadee, Cadey, Calee, Calen, Caley, Cam, Camela, Cameri, Cameron, Camren, Camron, Caree, Carel, Caren, Carey, Carmel, Carmen, Caro, Casee, Casen, Casey, Cate, Catee (see Kate), Catey, Cato, Caye and Cleo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cameo.