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Gender: Female Meaning of Camille: "young ceremonial attendant" Origin of Camille: French variation of Camilla,"young ceremonial attendant" Camille's Popularity in 2018: #252

The name Camille is a girl's name of French origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant". Camille is ranked #252 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Girl Names That Aren't Boring and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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At one time just the sound of the name Camille could start people coughing, recalling the tragic Lady of the Camellias, the heroine played by Greta Garbo in the vintage film based on a Dumas story, but that image has faded, replaced by a sleek, chic, highly attractive one.

Among its namesakes are Camille Claudel, a French sculptor and Camille Paglia, a feminist writer and critic. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is the mother of a Camille, and it is the middle name of both Nicole Richie and Willow Smith.

Camille is a unisex name in France, where distinguished male bearers include the composer Saint-Saens and the painter Pissarro.

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HanksShadow Says:


I prefer to pronounce the name as the french do, it sounds like “cami”.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Absolutely stunning, also love Camilla

i_love_cats Says:


I thinks that it's a beautiful and dainty name when it's pronounce cuh-meel, but I can't stand it when people say cuh-mill!

allyjj Says:


I like this as a middle name option to honour my grandmother Millicent.

Zelliew Says:


It's not common where I come from - I find it very pleasant

Sunny Says:


This name is so pretty! My two favorite French names are Cosette and Camille :)

Caroline Says:


Its too common!

Camille Says:


some of you dont know what your talking about. it is afinseve

Alicia1 Says:


This is so pretty and classy.

mabespark Says:


This is so gorgeous and fresh.

HatGirl Says:


i love this name! It's so beautiful! I know a girl with this name who is in first grade and speaks 3 languages one of them is french.