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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin, French : Attendant at a religious ceremony; Priest's helper

What Does Camille Mean and Stand For? 

The name Camille is a French variation of the Latin name Camillus, meaning "priest's helper." 


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How Popular Is The Name Camille

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from the personal name Camille, derived from the Latin name Camillus, which denoted a youth of noble birth who helped the priest with sacrifices.

What Does the Name Camille Mean? 

Camille is a gender-neutral name of French origin, meaning "the priest's helper." It is a variation of the name Camilla that comes from the Latin surname Camillus. 

Although Camille is primarily a girls' name today, the name was once a popular boys' name. It continues to be used for both girls and boys in France. 

How Popular is the Name Camille? 

Camille is the #281 most popular girls' name in the U.S., according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has remained relatively popular since the year 2000, but trails behind Camila which currently ranks #12. 

However, Camille is the #29 most popular name on 

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

Popularity of the Name Camille in the United States

Camille was searched for most often in the following states: 

  • Massachusetts
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland

Famous People Named Camille and Camille in Pop Culture 

Famous Camille's include American model Camille Anderson, French actress Camille Cottin, British actress Camille Coduri, and Swiss violinist Camille Berthollet. 

Camille is the middle name of socialite Nicole Richie and singer Willow Smith.

The name Camille features in TV and movies such as Bones, Stuart Little, Teen Wolf, Parenthood, Big Time Rush, and Death in Paradise

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