Gender: Female Meaning of Campbell: "crooked mouth" Origin of Campbell: Scottish

Campbell Origin and Meaning

The name Campbell is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "crooked mouth".

This unisex name, the seventh most popular surname in Scotland, can make a more unusual Cameron alternative. It is represented on the girls' side by TV news correspondent Campbell Brown, for whom it was a family name, Brown was born Alma Dale Campbell, Alma Dale being her grandmother's name,and Campbell her mother's maiden name.

Authors Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult have both created female characters named Campbell.

As a surname, Campbell is connected to philosopher-writer Joseph, singer Glen, actress Neve, model Naomi, GB Shaw muse Mrs. Patrick, and Andy Warhol's soup cans.

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Renee5322 Says:


Mmm mmm good! Honestly, this name is cute, but the soup association is pretty strong.

izdicaprio Says:


This name is definitely up and coming! I work in a nursery and there has been 4 Campbell's born in the last year!

RoddyThlayli Says:


Not a fan of this.

Yessica Says:


Seems a bit...soupy.

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


I love this name! But i don't really like the meaning,crooked mouth.I like this spelling better than Cambelle.

beebetree Says:


Too close to the soup..I could never use it... but it does remind of the Degrassi character Cam (campbell) saunders ^^

csd267 Says:


I'm in love with this name! It is preppy and sophisticated. Too bad my husband doesn't agree :(

leinliloa Says:


My future niece will have this name. I hated it at first since I associate the name with the soup & it sounded too Anglo-American for my taste. I've come around to it somewhat & when she's here I'm gonna call her CamBee. Thanks to this site I just learned that the name is Scottish! Sounds more distinguished & ancient now, rather than a soup brand.

chubblette Says:


Thank you. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Sounds beautiful to me :)

chubblette Says:


We named our daughter Campbell. While we do get a few soup comments, overall people seem to like it. I cannot imagine calling her anything else.

kitchi1 Says:


All I think of when I hear "Campbell" is my horrible 6th grade math teacher's name.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Oh I know plenty boys with this name. It suits boys a little more than girls, I think.

Nooshi Says:


I actually know a young man with this name- it suits him really well. I think I prefer it on boys.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


I knew a little girl named this. I think it's cute but I wouldn't ever use it. Maybe for a character

Guest Says:


I can't help but sing "Campbell's Tomato Soup, Possibilities!"

Tay2thestars Says:


Campbell really is a lovely, fun name; it's a shame that the soup is so well known.

CocoWhite Says:


Chicken noodle soup, anyone?