Meaning and Origin of: Cameron

Meaning and Origin of Cameron

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Bent nose
  • American : Crooked nose

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Bent nose

What does Cameron mean and stand for?

The name Cameron is of English and Scottish origin and means "bent nose." It is believed that this meaning originated from a nickname given to an early member of the clan. It derives from the Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".

Syllables: 3

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’.
  • Scottish : in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

Famous people with this last name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Cameron has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 from 2000 to 2004 and the top 70 since 2000.

However, it is the 45th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Cameron was at its peak popularity in March 2019.

Taking off in the 90's, Cameron has became a popular unisex name, using Cameron Diaz as an example. Lately, Cameron has become a popular choice for characters, appearing in both Modern Family and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It's also a popular name for celebrities such as: Cameron Bender, Cameron Boyce, Cameron Britton, Cameron Dallas, and Cameron Richardson.

Where is it Popular?

Cameron was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Cameron

  • Cam
  • Cammy
  • Camz
  • Ron
  • Ronny

Pairs well with these middle names