Quick Facts on Kamryn
- American, Scottish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Kamryn
Kamryn is an Americanized respelling of the Scottish male name Cameron. Cameron ultimately comes from a medieval Highland Scottish clan name and is derived from a nickname, from the Gaelic words “cam” meaning “crooked” and “sròn” meaning “nose” (the clan’s original ancestor is believed to have had a crooked nose, hence his nickname). The Highland Cameron family was known for their courage and ingenuity, and their clan motto is a Gaelic phrase meaning “unite.” In the Lowlands of Scotland, the clansmen are thought to have a territorial origin from the lands of Cameron near Edinburgh. The first recorded spelling of the Scottish family name appeared in the 13th century as “de Kamerun”. Surnames became widespread in Britain during the Middle Ages as a means of identification for the purposes of taxation. Due to the high rate of illiteracy in medieval England, as well as the disparity among local dialects, the pronunciations and spellings of surnames developed slowly over time into their modern standardized forms. Cameron is the traditional spelling of this now popular Scottish masculine given name. Kamryn, however, turns the soft three-syllable Cameron into a two-syllable name. The “kreative” respelling of names is mostly an American trend, although such mutations also appear on the charts of Canada and Australia. Swapping a “K” for names that typically start with “C” is particularly trendy in some circles.
Popularity of the Name Kamryn
Kamryn is a modern American name, a new spelling variation invented from Cameron. As a female name, Kamryn debuted on the U.S. popularity charts in 1998 and then appeared on the male naming charts in 2007. It basically took the three-syllable Scottish name (Cameron) and phonetically mutated it into a two-syllable name. While officially unisex, American parents are four and a half times more likely to bestow this particular spelling on little girls. Which makes sense. The “-ryn” suffix certainly feminizes this otherwise common male name. The spelling corruption (Kamryn) is “kreative” and “kutesy” and certainly “kommon” in many circles. Traditionalists or those with Scottish heritage will likely prefer Cameron, but all the other variations (eight in all) have found plenty of places to call home. Kamryn is the second most popular spelling variation for baby girls (after Camryn), but it’s the least preferred for baby boys. Kam and Kammy are obvious nicknames.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Kamryn
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kamryn
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Kamryn
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Famous People Named Kamryn
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Children of Famous People Named Kamryn
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Kamryn - Unisex Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Unisex Name Kamryn
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kamryn