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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


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

Cameron has 1 feminine form: Kameron.


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 (#561 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 2003 and are now much less widespread, 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. (2014 Birth 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.