Campbell - Meaning of Campbell
[ 2 syll. cam-(p)bel(l), ca-mpbe-ll ] The baby boy name Campbell is also used as a girl name, and more commonly so. Its pronunciation is KAEM-BahL in English †. Campbell is used predominantly in the English and Scottish languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. The name is of the meaning crooked mouth. It is from the elements 'cam' meaning crooked ; 'béul' mouth. The first name is derived from the surname borne by the famous Scottish clan; the clan name itself originated from an ancestor with a crooked mouth. The descendants of the clan include the dukes of Argyll and Cawdor.
Campbell is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 2005, 0.009% of baby boys were given the name Campbell. Its ranking then was #931. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. Within all boy names in its group, Campbell was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. Campbell has in the past century been predominantly given to girls. In 2005, Campbell as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 2 times.
† Pronunciation for Campbell: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"