Cameron (given name)

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Not to be confused with the Spanish word Camarón and the African nation Cameroon.
Pronunciation /ˈkæmərən/ KAM-ər-ən
Gender Unisex
Language(s) Scottish English
Language(s) English
Word/Name Cameron (surname)
Other names
Variant form(s) Camron, Kameron, Kamran, Kamron
Short form(s) Cam
See also Cameron (surname)

Cameron is a given name in the English language. It is popularly borne by males, but is now also borne by females (particularly in North America).[1]

The name originates from the Scottish surname Cameron. In the Scottish Highlands the surname is thought to be derived from the Gaelic cam sròn, meaning "beautiful one"; in the Scottish Lowlands the name is thought to be derived from a form of Norman baronial name—from Cambernon, in Normandy.[1]

A variant spelling of the given name is Camron. Modern variants of the name are Kameron, and Kamron. [1] Camryn is a common female variant.[citation needed] A shortened form of the given name Cameron is Cam.

People with the given name and variants[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45, 401, Appendix 14, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1