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Cameron is a baby name meaning “crooked nose” or “river.” The name Cameron promises an outlook on life that is out of the ordinary, creative, and inventive.

Meaning and Origin of the name Cameron:

Cameron is a gender-neutral name of Gaelic origin meaning “crooked nose” or “river.”

Cameron is an English baby name derived from the Scottish surname Camsron. Camerson may have derived from the Gaelic words cam (meaning “crooked” or “bent”) and sròn or abhainn (meaning “nose” or “river”).

Symbolism of the name Cameron:

Rivers symbolize the ever changing state of the world and the heart. A river will always flow onward, changing course to move around obstacles, and sweeping away the unsuspecting.

Nicknames for the name Cameron:

Cameron is an adorable name for boys and girls. There are cute and fun nicknames that go nicely with Cameron. Check out this list of nicknames. You're sure to find one that is perfect for your baby.

  • Cam 
  • Cami
  • Ron
  • Ronny
  • Ronnie

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Gender of the name Cameron:

Cameron is a unisex name, used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Cameron:


Number of syllables in the name Cameron:


Emotion evoked from the name Cameron:

Cameron evokes feelings of intelligence and creativity.

Alternative spellings for the name Cameron:

Popularity of the name Cameron:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cameron as a boy’s name has been common since 1900 but did not become popular until the mid 1980’s and reached the top 50 between 1995 and 2003. Cameron is a much less popular girl’s name that peaked between 1995 and 2000 but never ranked higher than #176.

Great middle names for Cameron and their meanings:


  • Shaw (wolf)
  • Ferris (vigor)
  • Lucas (from Lucania)
  • Logan (little hollow)
  • Joshua (God is salvation)
  • Brooks (the body of water)
  • Maddox (fortunate)
  • Oscar (dear friend)


Famous people with the name Cameron:

  • Cameron Jordan (American football player)
  • Cameron Giles (American rapper)
  • Cameron Crowe (American writer and director)
  • Cameron Clayton (American drag queen)
  • Cameron Bender (American actor)
  • Cameron Chase (comics, DC comics)
  • Cameron Davenport (television, Family Affairs)
  • Cameron Davis (television, “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Cameron Frye (film, “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”)
  • Cameron Tucker (television, “Modern Family”)
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