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Gender: Female Meaning of Cameron: "crooked nose" Origin of Cameron: Scottish Cameron's Popularity in 2017: #535

The name Cameron is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "crooked nose". Cameron is ranked #535 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Top Unisex Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Cameron

Cameron Michelle Diaz, American actress
Cameron Russell, American model
Cameron Richardson, American actress
Cameron (Cami) Ritzler, American dancer
Cameron, ring name of Ariane Nicole Andrew, American pro wrestler
Cameron Graebner, daughter of tennis players Clark and Carole Caldwell Graebner
Cameron Vandebroucke (b. 1999), daughter of cyclist Frank Vandebroucke
Cameron Hoyer (b. 2013), daughter of NFL player Brian Hoyer
Sarah Cameron Leibovitz (b. 2001), daughter of American photographer Annie Leibovitz
Cameron Dolan, sister to The Dolan Twins, Ethan and Grayson

Pop Culture References for the name Cameron

Cameron Ann "Cammie" Morgan, main character of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
Cameron Van Buren, character in YouTube series "The Most Popular Girls in School"
"The Miseducation of Cameron Post," novel 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


Tamsin O'brien Says:


I love it! It's beautiful and I love the connection to Cameron diaz! I've been a fan of hers for years!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Cameron's pretty common for girls as well as boys, I just personally find it more masculine looking than Kamryn. Then again, I find Jayne masculine-looking as well, so I'm not in the majority on spellings.

enthusiast Says:


I think Cameron Rose is really pretty while not being excessively girly.

camhubbell Says:


I'm a girl and it's spelled Cameron. And ironically 3 of my friends are Cameron with the same spelling as mine

camhubbell Says:


This I should my name... and my middle name is Rose. Cameron Rose? What are your thoughts?

Emery Says:


This is my name, although mine is spelled Cameryn. I have to say, I'm not fond of it, no matter the spelling. It's clunky, constantly gets misheard as Carmen, Catherine or Caitlin, and will inevitably be shortened to the upsettingly androgynous Cam.
It could just be because I've never really identified with the name, but I don't know. I'm just not a fan.

attery squash Says:


I like Catherine for a girl, Cameron for a boy.

EvelinRose Says:


I really adore this name on girls (though its my brothers name ha) I had a teacher when I was in elementary school who named her daughter Kamiryn. I just loved that spelling.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Yes, but it's used for girls.

cabosanmucus Says:


Well, it is a boy name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I vastly prefer the spelling Kamryn. Cameron/Kameron seem really masculine to me.

Hylian Wizard Says:


This name is prettiest in its original spelling. I don't really like all the new alternatives.