Camden

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45k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Camden mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Camden

"Camden" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the valley of the Camps". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in southwestern New Jersey on the Delaware River near Philadelphia
Wiktionary

From Old English campas (“enclosure”) + denu (“valley”).

  1. A district in inner north-west London, and a London Borough within Greater London, comprising Camden Town, Hampstead, Holborn and St. Pancras.
  2. A place name in various other locales.
  3. A habitational surname​.
  4. A male given name, modern transferred use of the surname.

Notable Persons Named Camden

Camden was born on May 20th, 1987.

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Camden Toy is a film, television, actor, and televisionactor. Camden was born in 1957 in Pittsburgh.

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Camden Brown is an athlete for the Knoxville Force.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Camden

Rosemary was born on May 9th, 1921. She passed away on February 27th, 2004.

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William Camden was an antiquarian, historian, topographer, and topography. William was born on May 2nd, 1551 in London, England. He left this life on November 9th, 1623.

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The Earl Camden was a Lord Chancellor and Lord President of the Council. The was born on March 21st, 1714 in Kensington. He breathed his last breath on April 18th, 1794.

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The Marquess Camden was an office holder. The was born on February 11th, 1759 in Lincoln's Inn Fields. He left this life on October 8th, 1840.

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Johnson Newlon Camden was an office holder. Johnson was born on March 6th, 1828 in Lewis County, West Virginia. He breathed his last breath on April 25th, 1908.

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George was born on May 2nd, 1799. He left this life on August 6th, 1866.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 5 0 5
1918 6 0 6
1920 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1926 7 0 7
1927 5 0 5
1937 9 0 9
1941 7 0 7
1942 8 0 8
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1951 5 0 5
1952 6 0 6
1955 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1960 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1962 11 0 11
1963 10 5 5
1964 9 0 9
1967 5 0 5
1968 13 0 13
1969 12 5 7
1970 7 0 7
1971 12 5 7
1972 14 6 8
1973 8 0 8
1974 13 0 13
1975 12 5 7
1976 17 6 11
1977 14 6 8
1978 22 6 16
1979 18 0 18
1980 29 12 17
1981 25 6 19
1982 36 11 25
1983 36 11 25
1984 47 6 41
1985 67 13 54
1986 77 17 60
1987 86 8 78
1988 97 12 85
1989 109 8 101
1990 135 16 119
1991 143 21 122
1992 166 22 144
1993 215 25 190
1994 195 21 174
1995 239 24 215
1996 280 43 237
1997 328 36 292
1998 452 56 396
1999 602 76 526
2000 793 62 731
2001 1,009 120 889
2002 1,164 125 1,039
2003 1,412 118 1,294
2004 1,606 160 1,446
2005 1,596 133 1,463
2006 1,780 159 1,621
2007 1,905 157 1,748
2008 2,090 156 1,934
2009 2,135 176 1,959
2010 2,224 120 2,104
2011 2,533 125 2,408
2012 2,711 114 2,597
2013 4,016 121 3,895 #99 boy name
2014 4,006 116 3,890
2015 3,896 138 3,758
2016 3,493 156 3,337
2017 2,786 135 2,651

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Popularity of Camden as a first name

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Popularity of Camden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Camden U.S.
  White 93.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Camden

People with the last name Camden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Camden

  • What name lists does Camden rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Camden? Camden is the 1,076th most popular name of all time. As a last name Camden was the 9,954th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Camden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,837 babies born with the first name Camden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Camden to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Camden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Camden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Camden is Thursday, November 29th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Camden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Camden was in 2013 with a total of 3,895 babies. That's a lot of babies named Camden!
  • Random Camden Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Camden ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 8 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Camden: Your name in reverse order is Nedmac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceandm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Camden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,243 people with the last name Camden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Camden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Camden 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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