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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 2017: #251

The name Camille is a girl's name of French origin meaning "young ceremonial attendant". Camille is ranked #251 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 "ALPHABET Drop 2 Add 1 - Girls".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Camille

Camille Berthollet, French-Swiss violonist
Camille Claudel, French sculptor
Camille Constance Anderson, American actress and model
Camille Anna Paglia, American academic and social critic
Camille Grammer, American reality TV personality; ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer
Camille Fox, Australian painter
Camille Coduri, English actress
Camille Keenan, New Zealand actress
Camille Kitt, actress and harpist of The Harp Twins; twin sister Kennerly Kitt
Camille Pin, French tennis player
Camille Benjamin, American tennis player
Camille Dalmais, French singer-songwriter
Camille Marie Filfiley, American pop singer
Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb (born 1998), daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco
Camille Duvall, American professional water skier
Camille Henrot, French artist

Pop Culture References for the name Camille

Camille "Cam" Saroyan, character on TV's 'Bones'
Camille O'Connell, character on TV's "The Originals"
Camille Braverman, character on TV's 'Parenthood'
Camille Gage, character in film "Step Up"
Camille Stout, character in film "Stuart Little"
Camille Preaker, main character in Gillian Flynn's "Sharp Objects"
Lydia Camille-Grace, character in Mtv tv show Teen Wolf, portrayed by Holland Roden
Camille Foster, character in 2008 film "Camille"
Camille Roberts, recurring character on TV's "Big Time Rush"
Camille Hurley, character in 2005 video game "Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon"
Camille Bordey, character on TV's "Death In Paradise" played by Sara Martins
Camille Voight, character on TV's "Chicago PD"
Camille Belcourt, character in Cassandra Clare's "The Infernal Devices" & "The Mortal Instruments" book series.
Camille, character in "On the Road"


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.