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Gender: F Pronunciation: CAMM-ron; CAMM-uh-ron Meaning of Cameron: "crooked nose" Origin of Cameron: Scottish Cameron's Popularity in 2015: #530

Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the boys. Another actress, Camryn Manheim (born Debra), did the same thing for the phonetic, more feminine spelling.

Cameron entered the girls' list in 1980, reaching as high as Number 176 in 1990, though it is now slipping. Still surprisingly common, given its less than desirable meaning.

Famous People Named Cameron

Cameron Diaz, American actress
Cameron Russell, American model
Sarah Cameron Leibovitz (b. 2001), daughter of American photographer Annie Leibovitz

Pop Culture References for the name Cameron

Cameron "Cammie" Ann Morgan, main character of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
Cameron Van Buren, character in YouTube series "The Most Popular Girls in School"
Cameron Post, character in "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by Emily M. Danforth
Cameron Chase, character on TV's "Supergirl"
Dr. Allison Cameron, character on the TV show "House M.D." most commonly called Cameron