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Quick Facts on Cameron

  • Gender:
  • Unisex
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Crooked nose

Characteristics of Cameron

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cameron

Cameron comes from a medieval Highland Scottish clan name and is derived from the Gaelic words “cam” and “sròn” which lightheartedly translates to “crooked nose” (likely a nickname given to the clan’s first patriarch who may have had a hooked nose). The Highland Cameron clan was celebrated for their courage and ingenuity, and their clan motto is a Gaelic phrase meaning “unite.” The first recorded spelling of the family name appeared in the 13th century and was rendered as “de Kamerun”. In the Lowlands of Scotland, the clansmen are thought to have a territorial origin from the lands of Cameron near Edinburgh. In any case, Cameron has long been used as a forename for males and it is still quite common in Scotland (a Top 25 favorite). The United States is the only English-speaking country that really considers Cameron gender-neutral (although it is given to baby girls far less frequently). Cameron for boys is also on the Top 100 lists of England, Australia and Canada.

Popularity of the Name Cameron

Cameron is a unisex name in America, but the usage for little baby boys is much greater and longer-lived than for girls. American parents are four-times more likely to bestow this Scottish name on their sons rather than their daughters. The name has been used for boys (if even sparingly) for over 100 years; it doesn’t come into usage for girls until 1980 (parents prefer the spelling Camryn for girls). It’s never reached the Top 100 list for girls, but for boys it gets as high as #31 on the list (in the year 2000). Cameron for boys is still holding strong even if it’s dropped in favor in the past couple years. Given its attractive and playful Gaelic roots, we think Cameron is a solid choice.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Cameron
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cameron

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cameron

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cameron

    Cameron We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cameron.

  • Popular Songs on Cameron

    Popular Songs on Cameron

    Cameron - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Cameron.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cameron

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cameron

    Cameron and Camille (Amber Kassel) - After a terrible storm blows a young flamingo away from her family, she makes a danger-filled journey back home to the Florida Everglades. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater…That Grandma Knit (Debbie Macomber) - Cameron loves his grandmother. She knows just what makes him tick. That's why he can't figure out why Grandma would send him a sweater—a truly terribly horrible sweater—for his birthday. Recommended for ages 4-7.

  • Famous People Named Cameron

    Famous People Named Cameron

    Famous People Named Cameron - Cameron Diaz (actress); Cameron Crowe (movie writer/producer); Cameron Giles (rapper/stage name Cam'ron)

  • Children of Famous People Named Cameron

    Children of Famous People Named Cameron

    Famous People Who Named Their Child Cameron - Emma Samms (actress, son); Jimmy Buffett (musician, son); Michael Douglas (actor, son); Torii Hunter (baseball player, son)

  • Historic Figures

    Cameron - Unisex Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cameron - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cameron.

Personality of the Unisex Name Cameron

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cameron

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