Quick Facts on Cambria
- Latin, Welsh
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- Ranking popularity:
Wales, Welsh people
Characteristics of Cambria
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Cambria
Cambria is the Latin word for “Wales” derived for the Welsh word Cymru which is what Welsh people call their own country. It’s similar to how Germans refer to their own country as Deutschland, or how the Latin word for France is “Gallia”. Cymru (and thus Cambria) comes from the Welsh word “combrogi” meaning “fellow countrymen, compatriots”. Welsh is a Celtic language from the Brythonic branch rather than the Gaelic branch; in other words, the Welsh language is more closely related to Cornish and Breton rather than Manx, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Think about it this way: Welsh, Latin and English all come from different language groups, i.e., Celtic (Welsh), Italic (Latin) and Germanic (English) which is why you get quite disparate forms of the same word: Cymru vs. Cambria vs. Wales. Yet all three words mean the same thing. The Welsh people’s name for themselves (Cymru) is actually an ancient self-designated term dating back to the 5th or 6th centuries. The Roman occupation of Britain was followed by various invasions, occupations and settlements of Angles, Saxons and Scandinavians. The Welsh were among the original, native inhabitants and so aligned themselves with other Brythons (Celts) of Northern England and Southern Scotland in able to mark and defend their own territories in “Yr Hen Ogledd” (The Old North). After all, times were not easy back then and “fellow-countrymen” needed to form allies within their own tribal clans against a greater enemy. Cymru is a perfect example of a proud name with a super cool etymology! Cambria is simply the Latinized form of the Welsh name Cymru and so we consider it a Place Name since it’s just another word for Wales. It’s like naming your daughter Erin for Ireland.
Popularity of the Name Cambria
Cambria is pretty brand-spankin’ new to the American female naming charts. Not only that, but this name appears to be exclusive to the U.S. A brand new twist on the “Place Name” idea, we absolutely love the name Cambria. It’s refreshingly different and cleverly original. The name first emerged on the Top 1000 list in 2009 then fell off the list in 2010 only to reappear again in 2011. We wonder if this hidden gem will finally stick to the charts more permanently as the years progress. Although many of you probably hope Cambria remains undiscovered so you and your daughter can enjoy her all to yourselves! Lucky you; Cambria a very rare name by any standards – given to less than 250 baby girls annually against roughly two million births. We love the brazen and proud Welsh people; their story is a tumultuous one filled with challenges and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. They have been the perennial “under-dog” who survived as a separate and distinct people against all odds. It’s that unbreakable Celtic spirit and that unification with “fellow-countrymen”. It is for this reason that we love the name Cambria for baby girls with Welsh heritage or just general appreciators of the Celtic pride.
Popularity of the Girl Name Cambria
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cambria
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cambria
Cambria We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cambria.
Popular Songs on Cambria
Cambria - a song by 33 West
Children's Books on the Baby Name Cambria
Cambria - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Cambria.
Famous People Named Cambria
Famous People Named Cambria - Cambria Evans (author)
Children of Famous People Named Cambria
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Cambria - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Cambria.
Cambria - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Cambria - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cambria.
Personality of the Girl Name Cambria
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Cambria