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What does Cameron mean?

Cameron \c(a)-me-ron\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Cameron) is pronounced KAM-er-en. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cameron is "crooked nose". Highlands clan name derived from the facial feature (Gaelic "cam srn"). Also possibly means "crooked stream" or "crooked hill". Nickname of an especially valorous ancestor that became the surname of one of the oldest clans in Scotland. There were also Camerons in the Lowlands, linked with Cambernon in Normandy.


Variations

Cameron has 9 variants: Cam, Camaeron, Camedon, Camren, Camron, Camry, Kameron, Kamrey and Ron.

Cameron has 1 feminine form: Kameron.


Popularity

Cameron is a very prominent first name for men (#336 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#578 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Cameron for boys. Cameron reached its top rank of #31 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #53. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cameron name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cameron and affiliated names. Kameron (#278 a year ago), Camron (#792), Camren (#965) and Ron are the popular varying forms of Cameron (#53 a year ago). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2003 (usage of 0.5524%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.3824%, down 30.8%), with the forms Camron, Camren and Ron becoming less fashionable. Cameron (#53) and Kameron (#278) are two of the more trendy baby names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cameron, Camren, Camron, Kameron, Ron in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Cimeron. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cameron.

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