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What does Cameron mean?

Cameron Pronunciation of Cameron [cameron] 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 srņn"). 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.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, stream (river), hill (mountain).


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

1 feminine form: Kameron.

Creative forms:
(male) Camerve, Demeron, ..

(female) Camerna, Camerne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cameron Jaxsen (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cameron?

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. Demographics)

Cameron reached its top rank of #31 in the U.S. in 2000, and is currently at #56. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Kameron (#245 a year ago), Camron (#846), Camren (#994), Cam (#1659) and Ron are the popular varying forms of Cameron (#56 a year ago). These forms of Cameron were favored as birth names 15 years ago (adoption of 0.8%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.5%, 39%). Cameron is more widely used than the rest, though Kameron has grown popular as well, while versions such as Ron are now less common.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aarron, Agamenon (see Agamemnon), Aileron, Aleron, Auberon, Baron, Barron, Caden, Cadon, Caelan, Caelen, Caeo, Caerwyn, Caidon, Cairn, Cairo, Cajetan, Camdin, Camdon, Camilo, Campion, Cannon, Canyon, Cardon, Carlton, Carmen, Caron, Carrol, Carston, Cason, Caxton, Caydon, Champeon, Cicero, Cimarron, Cimeron, Coleton, Cramer, Creedon, Daemon, Daleton, Dameon, Damero, Damon, Daveon, Deron, Eamon, Emerson, Faron, Garon, Garron, Geron, Hamelton, Haron, Jameson, Jaron, Jarron, Jeron, Kamron, Kieron, Labron, Laron, Larron, Leron, Marmeon (see Marmion), Oberon, Oeberon, Ramon, Simeon, Simeron, Somerton, Tamson, Taron, Taveon and Theron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cameron.

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