Cameron - Meaning of Cameron
[ 3 syll. ca-me-ron, cam-er-on ] The baby girl name Cameron is also used as a boy name, and more commonly so. It is pronounced KAEM-ah-RahN or KAEM-RahN in English †. Cameron's origin is Celtic, and its use, English and Scottish. The name Cameron means 'crooked nose'. It is derived from cam meaning 'crooked' ; shron 'nose'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Cameron for more information.
Cameron is a widely used name; it has 37 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Camara, Camaran, Camarin, Camera, Camerana, Cameri, Cameria, Camerin, Camesha, Cameshia, Camira, Camiran, Camiron, Camran, Camren, Camrin, Camron, Camryn, Kameran, Kamerin, Kameryn, Kamran, Kamren, Kamrin, Kamron, and Kamryn. Other English forms include the contracted form Cam (used in Vietnamese as well), the diminutives Cami, Camie, and Camry, and the spelling variants Cameran, Cameren, Kameren, Kameron, Kammeron, and Kamyron. The Gaelic Cameryn is a form of Cameron that is used in foreign languages.
Cameron is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. At the height of its usage in 1999, 0.092% of baby girls were named Cameron. It had a ranking of #176 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #504 with a usage of 0.033%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Cameron, Camryn was the most widely used. It was more regularly used than Cameron by 25% in 2018. Cameron has in the last century been mainly given to boys. There were 10 times more boys than girls who were named Cameron in 2017.
Baby names that sound like Cameron include Kameron, Kamren, Kamron, Cameren, Camiran, Chemarien, Kameren, Kamyron, and Camran.
† Pronunciation for Cameron: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Cameron is Actress Cameron Diaz, born 30 August 1972, Long Beach, California.