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, Camryn, Kameron, Kamran, Kamron, Camren
Short form(s) Cam
See also Cameron (surname)

Cameron is a given name in the English language. It is a very popular male name in North America, Europe, and Australia. Cameron is ranked as a top 50 name for boys in Scotland, Canada, England, and the United States.

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 "crooked nose" or "crooked river"; 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.[2][better source needed] A shortened form of the given name Cameron is Cam.

People with the given name and variants[edit]


  1. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45, 400–401, Appendix 14, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 
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