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Meaning and name origin

Cameron \c(a)-me-ron\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


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

There is 1 feminine form of Cameron: Kameron.


Cameron is a very popular first name for males (#336 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#561 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cameron for boys. Cameron reached its highest rank of #31 in the U.S. in 2000. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cameron and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cameron (#53), Kameron (#278), Camron (#792), Camren (#965) and Ron. (2014 statistics).

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.