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Updated March 7, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scottish, Irish : Winding valley

What does Camden mean and stand for?

The name Camden is of Scottish origin and means "winding valley." It is from a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "enclosed valley."

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Camden

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : possibly a habitational name from Broad Campden or Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, both named with Old English camp ‘enclosure’ + denu ‘valley’.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Camden has been seeing a small decreasing after increasing in popularity for years. It broke the top 100 for the first time in 2013, before quickly falling out again in 2014. It has remained in the top 200 since 2009.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Camden was at its peak popularity in June 2017.

Aside from being the name of many cities, Camden recently gained popularity due to celebrities like actor Hal Sparks, NFL player Jay Cutler and actress Kristin Cavallari, Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo, Jonathan Schaech, Eric Gunderson, and Anthony Recker choosing it for their sons in the past decade. Though actor Camden Toy is a notable namesake, Camden is a much more noticeable name for fictional characters, appearing in 7th Heaven and Teen Wolf.

Where is it Popular?

Camden was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Camden

  • Cam
  • Cami

Pairs well with these middle names


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