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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Camus

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Camus is of Canadian origin and means "God's vessel".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cam"us
See Camis.
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  1. French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
  1. A French surname​.
  2. Albert Camus, French author and philosopher

Camus was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and French

Notable Persons Named Camus

Camus Celli is a songwriter and record producer.


Camus is an athlete for the CD Sariñena.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Camus

Albert Camus was a philosopher. Albert was born on November 7th, 1913 in Dréan. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 1960.


Thane Camus is a tv personality. Thane was given the name Thane Alexander Camus on November 27th, 1970.


Marcel Camus was a film director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 1982. Marcel was born on April 21st, 1912 in Chappes, Ardennes. He left this life on January 13th, 1982.


Chico was born on January 26th, 1985 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.


Fabien Camus is a soccer player for the Troyes AC, AC Arles-Avignon, Montpellier HSC, Olympique de Marseille, R. Charleroi S.C., K.R.C. Genk, Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C., and Tunisia national football team. Fabien was born on February 28th, 1985 in Arles.


Philippe Camus is a chairman of the board of alcatel-lucent, alcatel-lucent, and chairman of the board ofalcatel-lucent. Philippe was born on June 28th, 1948 in Paris.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Camus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Camus U.S.
  White 69.30% 64.26%
  African American 1.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.54% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 16.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Camus

People with the last name Camus are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Camus

  • How Popular is the name Camus? As a last name Camus was the 32,396th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Camus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Camus is Friday, May 17th, 1901.
  • How unique is the name Camus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Camus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Camus: Your name in reverse order is Sumac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sucma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Camus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 710 people with the last name Camus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Camus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Camus as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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