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What does Cam mean?

Cam Pronunciation of Cam [cam] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Cam) means "crooked nose". Cam is an alternate spelling of Cameron (Scottish, Gaelic).


4 different relations via Cameron: Camren, Camron, Camry and Ron.

Creative forms:
(male) Ceam, Coam, ..

(female) Caca, Cata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cam Ivan (C.I.), ..

How popular is Cam?

Cam is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#24061 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cam was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1517 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is presently at #1659. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Cam (#1659 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 are Cameron (#56 via latest list), Camren (#994), Camron (#846) and Ron. Usage of these relations of Cam was well-received in 2000 (usage of 0.7%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.38%, 44.9%), with forms such as Camron becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cam, Cameron, Camren, Camron, Ron in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cam is pronounced similarly to Colm, Kam, Kim and Kwame. Other suggested similar names are Cai, Cal, Cap, Caw, Caz, Cram, Ham, Ram, Sam and Tam. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cam.

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