Campbell

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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Campbell

"Campbell" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Crooked Mouth". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. United States mythologist (1904-1987)
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  1. A Scottish surname​ from the Scottish Gaelic Caimbeul, cam beul, crooked mouth.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name used since the 2000s.

Notable Persons Named Campbell

Campbell Scott is an actor, director, producer, voice artist, and voice acting. He has been prominent since 1986. Campbell was born as the child of George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst on July 19th, 1961.

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Campbell Brown is a broadcast journalism and broadcast journalist. Campbell was given the name Alma Dale Campbell Brown on June 14th, 1968 in Ferriday, Louisiana.

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Campbell Newman is a (Elections: 2015), 38th Premier of Queensland, (Elections: Leader of the Liberal National Party, 15th Lord Mayor of Brisbane, and Liberal National Party of Queensland. Campbell was born on August 12th, 1963 in Canberra.

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Campbell was born on July 15th, 1935. He left this life on January 30th, 2014.

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Campbell Singer was an actor. Campbell was given the name Jacob Kobel Singer on March 16th, 1909 in London, England. He passed away in 1976.

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Campbell Cooley is an actor, voice acting, and film & televisionactor/voice over artist. Campbell was born on January 13th, 1966 in Pensacola, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Campbell

Beck is an alternative rock and anti-folk musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1985. Beck was given the name Bek David Campbell on July 8th, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Bobbi was born on January 28th, 1952. Bobbi is also known as Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Poster Boy. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 1984.

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Glen Campbell is a country music, rock music, folk music, pop music, and gospel music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, Banjo, and Bagpipes. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to 2013. Glen was given the name Glen Travis Campbell on April 22nd, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas, U.S.

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Bruce Campbell is an actor, author, producer, writer, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1972 to 1972. Bruce was given the name Bruce Lorne Campbell on June 22nd, 1958 in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S.

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Neve Campbell is an actress. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Neve was born on October 3rd, 1973 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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Naomi was given the name Naomi Elaine Campbell on May 22nd, 1970 in Streatham.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 7 0 7
1885 8 0 8
1891 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1899 6 0 6
1903 6 0 6
1905 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1912 16 0 16
1913 9 0 9
1914 20 0 20
1915 20 0 20
1916 19 0 19
1917 25 0 25
1918 21 0 21
1919 22 0 22
1920 18 0 18
1921 25 0 25
1922 16 0 16
1923 17 0 17
1924 20 0 20
1925 17 0 17
1926 28 0 28
1927 19 0 19
1928 9 0 9
1929 21 0 21
1930 15 0 15
1931 9 0 9
1932 10 0 10
1933 9 0 9
1934 11 0 11
1935 9 0 9
1936 8 0 8
1937 9 0 9
1938 15 0 15
1940 6 0 6
1941 14 0 14
1942 19 0 19
1943 15 0 15
1944 11 0 11
1945 16 0 16
1946 10 0 10
1947 8 0 8
1948 14 0 14
1949 18 0 18
1950 16 0 16
1951 10 0 10
1952 10 0 10
1953 11 0 11
1954 12 0 12
1955 10 0 10
1956 10 0 10
1957 13 0 13
1958 9 0 9
1959 5 0 5
1960 12 0 12
1961 13 0 13
1962 7 0 7
1963 9 0 9
1964 10 0 10
1965 12 0 12
1966 8 0 8
1967 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 9 0 9
1970 7 0 7
1971 7 0 7
1972 7 0 7
1973 12 0 12
1974 5 0 5
1975 7 0 7
1976 11 0 11
1977 8 0 8
1978 16 0 16
1979 11 0 11
1980 9 0 9
1981 13 0 13
1982 5 0 5
1983 9 0 9
1984 12 0 12
1985 10 0 10
1986 6 0 6
1987 12 0 12
1988 14 0 14
1989 18 5 13
1990 20 8 12
1991 35 10 25
1992 80 21 59
1993 81 23 58
1994 86 19 67
1995 72 15 57
1996 104 26 78
1997 96 23 73
1998 140 43 97
1999 176 62 114
2000 176 48 128
2001 277 135 142
2002 340 197 143
2003 424 260 164
2004 482 318 164
2005 575 389 186
2006 612 435 177
2007 540 392 148
2008 552 387 165
2009 543 396 147
2010 548 360 188
2011 424 276 148
2012 453 304 149
2013 434 280 154
2014 411 238 173
2015 362 224 138
2016 400 224 176

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Popularity of Campbell as a first name

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Popularity of Campbell as a last name

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Common last names for Campbell

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Harris
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Campbell U.S.
  White 73.66% 64.26%
  African American 20.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Campbell

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

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Fun Facts about the name Campbell

  • How Popular is the name Campbell? Campbell is the 2,550th most popular name of all time. As a last name Campbell was the 47th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Campbell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,464 babies born with the first name Campbell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Campbell to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Campbell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Campbell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Campbell is Wednesday, April 16th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Campbell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Campbell was in 2006 with a total of 435 babies.
  • Random Campbell Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Campbell is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Campbell: Your name in reverse order is Llebpmac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pllmebca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Campbell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 386,157 people with the last name Campbell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Campbell? Campbell was ranked as the 47th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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