Cameron

First Name
293k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
55k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Cameron mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Cameron

"Cameron" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Bent Nose". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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From Scottish Gaelic Camshròn, from cam (“crooked, bent”) + sròn (“nose”).

  1. A surname​ and a highland Scottish clan name
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
  3. A female given name derived from the surname, used since the 1970s also in the spellings Camryn and Kamryn.
  4. A census-designated place in Arizona
  5. An unincorporated community in Illinois
  6. An unincorporated community in Iowa
  7. A census-designated place in Louisiana
  8. A rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada
  9. A city in Missouri
  10. An unincorporated community in Montana
  11. A town in New York
  12. A town in North Carolina
  13. An unincorporated community in Ohio
  14. A town in Oklahoma
  15. A town in South Carolina
  16. A city in Texas
  17. A city in West Virginia
  18. A village and a town in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Cameron

Cameron Díaz is an actress and former model. She was most active from 1988 to present. Cameron was given the name Cameron Michelle Díaz on August 30th, 1972 in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Wiz Khalifa is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2005. Wiz was given the name Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8th, 1987 in United States.

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Cameron Monaghan is an actor, child model, and model. Cameron was given the name Cameron Riley Monaghan on August 16th, 1993 in Santa Monica, California.

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Cameron Douglas is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to 2009. Cameron was given the name Cameron Morrell Douglas by his parent Michael Douglas on December 13th, 1978 in Santa Barbara, California.

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Cameron Dallas is a vine video creator. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Cameron was born on September 8th, 1994 in Chino Hills, California.

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Cameron Crowe is an actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter, journalist, film director, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1972. Cameron was given the name Cameron Bruce Crowe on July 13th, 1957 in Palm Springs, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cameron

David Cameron is a for Witney, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Conservative Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Skills, Member of Parliament, forWitney, Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom), Leader of the Conser. David was born on October 9th, 1966 in Marylebone, London, United Kingdom.

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James Cameron is a filmmaker, environmentalist, explorer, and philanthropist. He was most active from 1975 to present. James was given the name James Francis Cameron on August 16th, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada.

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Candace Cameron Bure is an actress, producer, author, and talk show host. She has been prominent since 1982. Candace was given the name Candace Helaine Cameron on April 6th, 1976 in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Dove Cameron is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2012 to present. Dove was given the name Chloe Celeste Hosterman on January 15th, 1996 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Dove is also known as Hosterman and Chloe Celeste.

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Kirk Cameron is an actor, evangelist, tv show host, and evangelism. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Kirk was given the name Kirk Thomas Cameron on October 12th, 1970 in Panorama City, California, U.S.

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Samantha Cameron is an office holder. Samantha was given the name Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield on April 18th, 1971 in Paddington, London, UK.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 6 0 6
1883 6 0 6
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1896 7 0 7
1900 9 0 9
1902 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 8 0 8
1908 8 0 8
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 15 0 15
1912 24 0 24
1913 10 0 10
1914 32 5 27
1915 35 0 35
1916 46 0 46
1917 42 0 42
1918 41 0 41
1919 28 0 28
1920 82 5 77
1921 61 0 61
1922 55 0 55
1923 54 0 54
1924 58 5 53
1925 37 0 37
1926 69 0 69
1927 43 0 43
1928 39 0 39
1929 42 0 42
1930 47 0 47
1931 44 0 44
1932 42 0 42
1933 32 0 32
1934 42 0 42
1935 35 0 35
1936 44 5 39
1937 39 0 39
1938 24 0 24
1939 44 0 44
1940 33 0 33
1941 52 8 44
1942 65 14 51
1943 66 9 57
1944 61 12 49
1945 75 12 63
1946 79 18 61
1947 98 19 79
1948 92 18 74
1949 106 11 95
1950 109 22 87
1951 125 23 102
1952 135 23 112
1953 155 19 136
1954 195 22 173
1955 214 34 180
1956 254 26 228
1957 311 34 277
1958 286 22 264
1959 282 32 250
1960 316 31 285
1961 359 35 324
1962 530 37 493
1963 414 43 371
1964 337 37 300
1965 354 29 325
1966 345 28 317
1967 395 59 336
1968 500 73 427
1969 566 83 483
1970 577 72 505
1971 565 63 502
1972 633 75 558
1973 595 82 513
1974 743 91 652
1975 1,120 91 1,029
1976 1,167 97 1,070
1977 1,113 103 1,010
1978 1,209 132 1,077
1979 1,271 136 1,135
1980 1,294 150 1,144
1981 1,499 173 1,326
1982 1,670 200 1,470
1983 1,605 158 1,447
1984 1,858 219 1,639
1985 1,990 199 1,791
1986 2,238 193 2,045
1987 3,416 258 3,158 #96 boy name
1988 5,285 301 4,984 #69 boy name
1989 5,861 271 5,590 #64 boy name
1990 6,980 317 6,663 #62 boy name
1991 6,996 301 6,695 #62 boy name
1992 7,663 309 7,354 #53 boy name
1993 7,417 329 7,088 #54 boy name
1994 7,183 347 6,836 #52 boy name
1995 7,431 403 7,028 #49 boy name
1996 7,844 456 7,388 #49 boy name
1997 9,066 850 8,216 #45 boy name
1998 12,983 1,565 11,418 #35 boy name
1999 14,215 1,781 12,434 #33 boy name
2000 14,358 1,596 12,762 #31 boy name
2001 12,902 1,319 11,583 #35 boy name
2002 11,572 1,236 10,336 #39 boy name
2003 11,002 1,041 9,961 #40 boy name
2004 10,159 1,277 8,882 #50 boy name
2005 9,809 1,241 8,568 #52 boy name
2006 9,980 1,133 8,847 #52 boy name
2007 10,077 1,101 8,976 #50 boy name
2008 9,338 1,051 8,287 #53 boy name
2009 8,537 907 7,630 #59 boy name
2010 7,949 756 7,193 #60 boy name
2011 8,220 706 7,514 #53 boy name
2012 7,892 534 7,358 #54 boy name
2013 7,358 510 6,848 #59 boy name
2014 7,567 525 7,042 #53 boy name
2015 7,317 586 6,731 #56 boy name
2016 7,390 583 6,807 #57 boy name

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Popularity of Cameron as a first name

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Popularity of Cameron as a last name

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Common last names for Cameron

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Campbell
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cameron U.S.
  White 75.52% 64.26%
  African American 17.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cameron

People with the last name Cameron are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cameron

  • How Popular is the name Cameron? Cameron is the 245th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Cameron was the 57th most popular name. As a last name Cameron was the 614th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cameron have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 293,150 babies born with the first name Cameron in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cameron to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cameron? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cameron first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cameron is Monday, January 1st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Cameron born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cameron was in 2000 with a total of 12,762 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cameron!
  • Random Cameron Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cameron ranks 26th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 93 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Cameron: Your name in reverse order is Noremac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cranome. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cameron? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 55,240 people with the last name Cameron.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cameron? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Cameron 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).
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