Gender: Male Meaning of Camden: "winding valley" Origin of Camden: Scottish Camden's Popularity in 2019: #159

Camden Origin and Meaning

The name Camden is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "winding valley".

Camden is a surprise hit, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey Boy name, along with equally popular Trenton -- these are two cases where the names are more attractive than the places that inspired them.

Camden Town is a hip area of London, noted for its busy open-air market.

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Rank in US: #159

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Pop Culture References for the name Camden

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headintheclouds Says:


I like the sound of Camden as well as the appealing nickname Cam, but the spelling and the way it looks on paper looks rather awkward and clunky to me because of the -md- part in the middle, and it doesn't "flow" as well as similar-sounding Cameron. Camden does sound surprisingly trendy despite its roots and I can see how it would be appealing to parents today.
Personally, I don't quite like it; I associate it too much with Camden, New Jersey (which is not a great area), and the sound of it makes it equivalent to Hampton as a baby name to me (it has the same concept!). I'd go with Cameron instead.

funnybunny771 Says:


My cousin Camden (who is three) was named after the area of London because his parents lived there! He is Camden Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush is his mother's favourite song). I think it's great for a boy, we all call him Cam or Cammie.

beachbear Says:


Google Camden, NJ. Then perhaps reconsider.

66letters Says:


I love the name Camden for a boy. I've liked it since visiting the seaside town in downeast Maine (my home state) when I was a child. There's a peaceful serenity about that location, and the nn Cam would be an easy association.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Really really dislike this name. To me it sounds harsh and awkward. Whether or not it actually has older roots, Camden sounds like a name made up to be on trend, like Cameron combined with Jaden or Aiden with clunkier results. It gets even worse with spellings like Kamdyn.

Nozomi Says:


It's better than Cameron to me. I also like London on a boy.

jan11th Says:


Would deffo use this. Declan, Camden

Guest Says:


This is similar to my other favorite London name Croydon (which isn't on Nameberry yet hmmph)

ashleyf Says:


Love love love this name.