Scottish surname
"crooked nose"

Cameron Origin and Meaning

The name Cameron is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "crooked nose".

Cameron is a popular Scottish name, for both boys and now girls (thanks to Cameron Diaz). With its good-looking, sensitive aura, Cameron has also generated a deluge of variant spellings.

Cameron took off in the 1990s, reaching a high of Number 33 in 2000, and is still highly popular in Scotland. One of its first media appearances was as a character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Cameron Tucker is now a prominent character in Modern Family.

And please don't be put off by its literal meaning, which probably originated as a nickname for an early member of the clan.

# 64 in the US

Cameron Rank in US Top 1000

# 246 on Nameberry

Cameron Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Cameron Popularity

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Famous People Named Cameron

  • Cameron Bruce CroweAmerican film director and producer
  • Cameron Mitchell (born Cameron McDowell Mitzel)American actor
  • Cameron "Cam" McConvilleAustralian racing driver
  • Cameron Jerrell "Cam" NewtonAmerican football player
  • Cameron Phillips HeywardAmerican football player
  • (Derek) Cameron WakeAmerican football player
  • Cameron Thomaz aka Wiz KhalifaAmerican rapper
  • Cameron Anthony MackintoshBritish film producer
  • Cameron Ezike Giles aka Cam'ronAmerican rapper
  • Cameron Matthew Followillmusician with American band Kings of Leon
  • Cameron John "CJ" AdamsAmerican actor
  • Cameron Riley MonaghanAmerican actor
  • Cameron Alexander DallasAmerican Viner and actor
  • Cameron van der BurghSouth African swimmer
  • Cameron McEvoyAustralian swimmer
  • Cameron Morrell DouglasAmerican actor, son of actor Michael Douglas
  • Cameron Marley Buffettson of singer Jimmy Buffett
  • Cameron Ninoson of model and beauty queen Kimmarie Johnson
  • Cameron Hallyday (b. 2004)son of singer and racing driver David Hallyday
  • Cameron Kade Michaelsson of wrestler Shawn Michaels
  • Cameron Lincoln Cotter (b. 2016)son of singers Melanie Fiona and Jared Cotter
  • Cole Cameron Leinart (b. 2006)son of NFL player Matt Leinart
  • James CameronCanadian director
  • Kirk CameronAmerican actor
  • Cameron BoyceAmerican Actor
  • Cameron BrittonCanadian Actor

Cameron in Pop Culture

  • Cameron Fryecharacter in movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • Cameron Turnermain character on TV's "Alien Dawn"
  • Cameron Hickscharacter on TV's "Alphas"
  • Cameron Jamescharacter in movie "10 things I hate about You"
  • Cameron Bledsoecharacter on TV's "Switched at Birth"
  • Cameron Parkscharacter on TV's "A.N.T. Farm"
  • Cameron Blackmain character on TV’s “Deception”
  • Cameron Tuckercharacter on TV's "Modern Family"
  • Dr. David Cameroncharacter on TV's "Queer as Folk"
  • Cameroncharacter on TV's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
  • Cameron Mitchellcharacter on TV's "Stargate SG,1"
  • Cameron Marshcharacter on TV's "Evermoor"
  • Cameron Campbellcharacter in the Rooster Teeth animated series "Camp Camp"