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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Camara

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  • According to a user from Mississippi, United States, the name Camara is of African origin and means "Teacher".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca"ma*ra
Chamber; house; -- used in Ca"ma*ra dos Pa"res, and Ca"ma*ra dos De`pu*ta"dos. See Legislature.

Etymology: Pg

Notable Persons Named Camara

Yaya DaCosta is a model. Yaya was given the name Camara DaCosta Johnson on November 15th, 1982 in Harlem.

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Camara Laye was a writer. Camara was born on January 1st, 1928 in Kouroussa. He left this life on February 4th, 1980.

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Camara was born on May 15th, 1972.

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Camara Namory is a soccer player for the PSPS Pekanbaru and Olympique Khouribga. Camara was born on January 25th, 1994 in Mali.

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Camara Fassawa is a soccer player for the PSM Makassar, PSIR Rembang, Persebaya Surabaya, and Bontang F.C. Camara was born on January 10th, 1983 in Guinea.

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Camara Sarba is an athlete for the Muktijoddha Sangsad KC.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Camara

Javier Cámara is an actor. Javier was born on January 19th, 1967 in La Rioja (Spain).

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Juan Cámara is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona B, Villarreal CF, Villarreal CF C, Villarreal CF B, FC Barcelona, Spain national under-16 football team, and Spain national under-17 football team. Juan was born on February 13th, 1994 in Jaén, Spain. Juan is also known as Cámara and Juan.

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Akim was born on September 26th, 2000.

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Henri Camara is a soccer player for the Apollon Smyrni F.C., ASC Diaraf, RC Strasbourg Alsace, Neuchâtel Xamax, Grasshopper Club Zürich, CS Sedan Ardennes, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Celtic F.C., Southampton F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., West Ham United F.C., Stoke City F.C., and Sheffield United F. Henri was born on May 10th, 1977 in Dakar.

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Hélder Câmara was a christian bishop. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1985. Hélder was born on February 7th, 1909. He died on August 27th, 1999.

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Hassoun Camara is a soccer player for the Montreal Impact, Olympique Noisy-le-Sec, Olympique de Marseille, SC Bastia, Montreal Impact (1992–2011), and FC Montreal. Hassoun was born on February 3rd, 1986 in Noisy-le-Sec, France.

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How popular is the baby name Camara in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 9 9 0
1968 5 5 0
1971 11 6 5
1972 5 5 0
1973 15 5 10
1974 11 6 5
1975 15 8 7
1976 10 5 5
1977 13 6 7
1978 7 0 7
1979 8 8 0
1980 5 5 0
1982 9 9 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 8 8 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 12 12 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 14 14 0
1991 17 9 8
1992 10 10 0
1993 33 27 6
1994 36 31 5
1995 28 28 0
1996 20 15 5
1997 18 18 0
1998 19 19 0
1999 23 23 0
2000 23 17 6
2001 19 14 5
2002 18 18 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 20 20 0
2005 19 19 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 34 34 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 26 26 0
2011 30 30 0
2012 21 21 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 12 12 0
2015 14 14 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 12 12 0

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Popularity of Camara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Camara U.S.
  White 45.06% 64.26%
  African American 34.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Camara

People with the last name Camara are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Camara

  • How Popular is the name Camara? Camara is the 12,248th most popular name of all time. As a last name Camara was the 4,263rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Camara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 789 babies born with the first name Camara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Camara to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Camara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Camara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Camara was in 2007 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Camara Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Camara is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Camara: Your name in reverse order is Aramac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arcama. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Camara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,324 people with the last name Camara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Camara? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Camara as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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