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 of the name Cameron:

English: crooked nose or river

Origin of the name Cameron:

Cameron is an English baby name derived from the Scottish surname Camsron.

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.

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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:

Camron, Kameron, Camryn, Kamryn

Nicknames for the name Cameron:

  • Cam 
  • Cami
  • Ron
  • Ronnie

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.

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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)

Camerons in popular culture:

  • 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”)