Quick Facts on Camden
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Valley with camps
Characteristics of Camden
- The Master Builder
- Large Undertakings
Etymology & Historical Origin - Camden
Camden is the transferred use of an English surname which was derived from a place name. The original settlement, Campedene, was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is located in Gloucestershire, England. The name comes from the Olde English word “campa-denu” from the Latin “campus” (‘camp, enclosure’) and “denu” (‘valley’). Therefore, the location signified a valley with camp enclosures. The forename Camden is a modern development following the popular trend of using last names as given names, particularly distinct to the United States.
Popularity of the Name Camden
The name Camden first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1990 and it has gained significant ground in the past 20 years, rising over 800 positions on the list of most commonly used boys’ names. Today, Camden is a Top 200 favorite but its growth is slowing. The spelling variation Kamden debuted on the charts in 2004 but trails his brother in popularity. Camden is a particularly popular name in New Hampshire and Maine where it’s a Top 70 favorite among boys. It’s also a Top 100 in Nebraska and Kansas. We wondered if it made the Top 100 in Maryland, home of Camden Yards (where the Baltimore Orioles play), but it hasn’t. American parents like the hard “K” sounding names with two-syllables (Caden, Carson, Caleb, Connor, Colton and Cooper). They also like using surnames as given names. Given these two trends, it’s no surprise that Camden has shown recent success on the charts. How long he can hold it is yet to be determined.
Popularity of the Boy Name Camden
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Camden
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Camden
Camden We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Camden.
Popular Songs on Camden
Come Back to Camden - a song by Morrissey
Children's Books on the Baby Name Camden
Camden - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Camden.
Famous People Named Camden
Famous People Named Camden - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Camden.
Children of Famous People Named Camden
Famous People who Named their Son Camden - Nick Lachey (singer/reality TV); Vanessa Lachey (TV personality); Kristin Cavalleri (reality TV star)
Camden - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Camden - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Camden.
Personality of the Boy Name Camden
The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.
Variations of the Baby Name - Camden