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  • Records indicate that 23,512 boys in the United States have been named Camden since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,583 people in the U.S. were given the name Camden. Those people are now 5 years old.

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      81 Positive Comments

  • "Unique name, but I'm tired of telling people that it's "Camden", not "Cameron"." Feb. 8, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 4 year old daughter is named Kamdyn. We call her Kammy." Nov. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife's father was born in Camden, AR and at the time he was born, I did not know of any other boy named Camden and we loved the name. So in September 2000, Camden Mitchell came to be (Mitchell was my Grandmothers maiden name)." Jun. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden in October of 2003. He is named after Camden Yards. We have never lived in Baltimore, but went there for a ballgame." Oct. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden David in 2005 and then it was very unique and uncommon, but I still love it and so does he!" Sep. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son name is Tye Camden. My first name start with a C so I wanted his middle name to start with a C. I love the meaning of the name which is "winding valley". People love the name and I love the uniqueness of the name. Everyone normally goes with Cameron. I wanted something that he wouldn't have 3-4 others in his class with the same name." May. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden Alexander James Burt, my partner and i found out i was expecting whilst we were living in Camden Town London, love love the name so glad it came to me!! x" May. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our baby boy Camden. He was born Dec 2011. I was reading these comments just now and realized that alot of the baby's that are named Camden were born in Dec. It made me laugh a little. We call him CamCam alot. I adore this name!!!" Mar. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is CAMDEN I AM A GIRL I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOVVVVVEEEEE MY NAME SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH. i AM NAMED AFTER CAMDEN YARDS" Jan. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Camden and I have always loved my name! :) People always tell me how unique it is and that they love my name. I might be the only female "Camden" around! :) I have never met anyone else with the name Camden. This is probably because I am 17 and my name has just recently gained popularity." Oct. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Camden, I was born 1993, the name doesn't roll of the tongue very well, people never seem to know what I am saying at first, but they never forget my name." Oct. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in July 2007 we named him Camden Preston, we get a lot of compliments on his name and have seen a rise in popularity!" Aug. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden Cole in 1993. I loved the nickname Cam but didn't wanted to name my son Cameron because it means crooked nose?! I also wanted a strong masculine name and Camden fit the bill. I wish people would not use this name for girls - the best boys names always seem to get "stolen"." Aug. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born in July 2008 and we named him Camden Douglas. I love that it is gaining some popularity. My hubby is a huge baseball fan and would joke to name his sons after baseball parks. Well, when visiting Baltimore we toured Camden Yards an I saw it on the wall. I fell in love with it!" May. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden, he was born in July 2007, we live in South Africa and I have not come across anybody else with the same name. Until now off course, wow did not know it was so popular! Sometimes people confuse it with Cayden." Mar. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden in 2005. I grew up in PA, so when I told my family what we were naming my son, my dad and brother weren't so supportive b/c of the association with Camden, NJ. Well, he was born in TX so nobody there really knows about Camden, NJ (same with where we live now...WI)! Once the kid is around a while, you start associating the name with them and not other negative connotations you might have for it. I've had MANY positive compliments on the name and I still LOVE it!" Mar. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always wanted to call my daughter Kami after my favorite Aunt but wanted to give her a more "grown-up" name so we were deciding between Kamden or Kamille. We went with Kamden for uniqueness factor. Sadly there are 3 K/Camdens in her class and she HATES the name preferring to go by her middle name. Oh well, I still like!" Jan. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Camden, my son's name is Camden. My husband picked it out. there was a company that is named Camden. We would like to visit all the cities named Camden. Where I live, there are no Camdens. I have lived in two different states and 4 different cities and no Camdens. So it's a unique name for him. I really like the original spelling, I don't think it looks as good spelled with a K or with a Y instead of an E, Camdyn. Camdyn or Kamden are not as pretty." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our child Camden in 1998. Just recently I have noticed several younger kids named Camden. I never thought we would hear of anyone else named Camden. I guess it is gaining in popularity!" Jan. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Camden! We named our son Camden James when he was born in December of 2009. My sister-in-law found this name in a baby book and pointed it out to us and it was the only boy name that my husband and I could agree on. Whenever anyone ask what my son's name is, they always go "Ohh, I like that name. So unique"." Jan. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son, Camden in November 2000, It has gained in popularity since then. It is a great, strong name." Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Camden is my maiden name and it is the only name for my first born son! We cannot wait until his arrival in March!" Dec. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Camden Thomas and we've gotten lots of compliments on it how nice of a name it is. I hope he doesn't hate it when he's a teenager!" Dec. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are going to name our 3rd child Camden Richard... he is due to be born any day. My husband and dad are named Richard. I love the name Camden and it will fit with our other two children's names... Cole and Charlotte. I am realizing that it is not at unique as I originally thought, though. My son has 2 Camdens in his kindergarten class!" Oct. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My fiance' and I named our son Kamden Laron, he was born August 4th, 2010. I love his name, we call him Kam for short." Oct. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our baby boy Camden James in 2 1/2 weeks. We were debating between Cayden, Cameron, and Camden and decided on Camden because of its uniqueness." Oct. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name! We are going to name our son Camden when he is born in Dec!" Oct. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Kamden (born August 10,2010). We wanted something unique but that still had a "coolness" to it. It fits him perfectly!! Kam is a great nickname too." Sep. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wife and I named our son Camden Ryan Flores born March 7 2010 we wanted a cool and unique but not to outlandish and it was perfect !!!" Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our first born son Camden, I'm due in 3 weeks. My father's name is Cameron so obviously he loved the similarity but you don't hear Camden as often as Cameron. I love it and hubby is an orioles fan so he thinks its great too! I did have one friend question how we would spell it but I think its pretty self explanatory and easy to pronounce." Aug. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "When my husband and I first started dating we went on a lovely day trip to Camden, Maine. My daughter was born in 2009 and we named her Camden Maryann. I think it's a beautiful name for a boy and girl." Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Camden, it means "from a winding valley in Gaelic" A good solid Irish name." Jul. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our son Camden Scott when he was born on October 5, 2008. Camden is a name from my family history and Camden Maine is one of our favorite towns. We had a number of names ready prior to his birth but after he was born Camden just seemed to fit better than the rest." Jul. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our baby boy Camden just last Friday!! We love London, and have friends there we visit every few months. He's our little tribute to Camden Town and our journeys. Plus, it's a great sounding, strong name. Strong Baby!" Jun. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name....I picked it out when I thought I was having a boy so my daughter is now Camdyn Caroline!" May. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Camden Matthew, was born April 7th, 2010. I love the name Camden." Apr. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name for a boy or a girl. We should find out the sex in the next few weeks but have settled on Camden either way. Camden Thomas (hubby's name) for a boy or Camden Davis (my maiden name) for a girl. So cute, I love that is it unique but not wacky." Mar. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Camden Sophia and I am a girl I hear a lot of boys named this but I think it is a girl and boys name!!" Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden back in 2004. We didn't know anyone with the name at the time and thought is was very cool and different without being odd. Since we have run into 1 or 2 Camden's along the way but I love the fact that it's different enough to give him individuality. I love love love the name!" Dec. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Camden, my husband's name is Denver and his father's name is Cam so Camden is a mix of both. Our first son will be named Camden Mark after my husband, my father-in-law and Mark after my father." Dec. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've yet to have my first child yet but I'm looking forward to a boy. I've always wanted a son named Camden." Jul. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pretty sure we are going with this name for our soon to be son. Think we'll likely call him Cam which we both like as well but Camden gives him a choice between the two." Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually named my daughter Camden Elizabeth.We have been calling her Cammy....." May. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband proposed to me in at the top of a mountain overlooking the ocean in Camden, Maine. We named our son Camden. I love the name and I love that it has such a special meaning to us." Mar. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Camden Reese was born on January 11, 2009. When I first came up with the name I had never heard it before and I thought I was coming up with something unique, but since I have heard of a few other Camdens." Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our son, born October 5, 2008 Camden Scott. My wife and I loved the name and after a lot of looking at others, we knew it just seemed to fit him once he was born" Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden in 2006...Camden Matthew and we love it. I don't care if people like it or not. It's a nice name and my son fits it." Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Vey cool name. Just named my son Camden Fynn. I am British and living in Australia. No Camden's here. Camden Town in London is famous for its markets and arts scene." Jan. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son this (born July. 3 2008. My hubby is a big baseball fan, so we named him after Camden Yards where the Baltimore Orioles play. I really love it!" Jan. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Just like the mom who posted a comment on Dec. 14, my son's name is Camden Joseph too (born June 2001). He gets called Cameron alot and has been called Canden a few times as well. It doesn't help that this year there are 2 Cameron's and a Caden in his class at school. His poor teacher gets their names mixed up all the time! I still love his name though." Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born on August 11, 2008. We were originally going to name him Cameron. However, we found out the meaning of Cameron is crooked nose and it's becoming a unisex name, so we decided to go with Camden. We love it!!!" Jan. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my son's name Camden Joesph (7/2004). So far he is the only Camden in school, and from back home." Dec. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden back in 2001 in hopes that he would not have a ton of kids in his class with the same name. Well, he is the only Camden in his class but there is a Camden on his baseball team and I have met 2 other mothers with Camdens. Oh well. I still love the name and so does everyone else!! They love the originality of it." Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name! My husband and I are naming our son this when he is born (7 more weeks to go?)" Sep. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're expecting our first baby, and we'll be naming him Camden." Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter named my 2 year old grandson Camden. Everyonw seems to want to automatically call him Cameron. I have even had people tell me, oh that's different. I didn't think so at all." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camdyn in 2006. It suits him perfectly and everyone seems to love it. He'll also have the benefit of never being in a class with 3 others with the same name!" Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camdyn in 2006. It suits him perfectly and everyone seems to love it. He'll also have the benefit of never being in a class with 3 others with the same name!" Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother and (now) ex-girlfriend named their son Camden in 2005. I had never heard it used as a child's name before. The only thing that I could think of at the time was the "Camden" neighborhood here in the metro area I live in. Not a very good neighborhood. The name has grown on me and I like it, though I still think of the "neighborhood" when I here it, or vise versa." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "of course i would put thumbs up i'm named camden still have yet to meat someone else with the same name though" May. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Camden. I love it and love saying it. He is a wonderful Camden. I thought of it for our daughter, but he likes his name as a boy name. Go figure." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "seriously considering Camden for our next baby, seems like a timeless name to me, even if popular only since the 1990s" Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden because it was a little bit different, but not difficult to pronounce. He also has some Scottish ancestory, so we wanted to pay homage to that. Most people really like the name. Before we had our son, we never met anyone named Camden, but I think it is gaining in popularity because we've now met 4 other children with the same name." Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have decided to name my son Camden. When I tell people the name, most people like it. Some ask where I got it from or if it is a family name." Dec. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name.. they always prononunce it"camdum" and yes we spell is Camden as listed!... some people r like what?? why that name.. as u can see disgust and others.. really like it!" Nov. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE NAME! OUR TWINS (DUE IN DECEMBER) ARE GOING TO BE CAMDEN AND CARDER." Aug. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This my son's name and so far every response has been positive." May. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden in 2002 and even with all the popularity of the -en names that have been going on I have only heard of one other Camden in our town. I really love it, and I could see it working for a girls name as well but I prefer it for a boy." Feb. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our some Camden after the Camden Family on "7th Heaven" (one of my favorite shows)...I also think it's a great name for a girl too." Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camdyn (2004). I've never met anyone with the name, and loved the -yn. I love the name and so does everyone else!!" Jan. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We decided our child would be Camdyn for a girl, Camden for a boy. Camden is a perfect fit for our son and I still love the name. We're a Baltimore O's family too!" Dec. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my boyfriend's name is camden and he is 21 and is a big stong manly man. he likes his name, and i like him." Dec. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "You named you girl Camden, you're just not right in the head if yo think it's feminine sounding" Jul. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a female that was born in 1970 and my name is Camden. I loved my name so much that I nemed my daughter Camden in 2004. One of my childhood nicknames was "Cammie". I also loved it." Feb. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Camden, it is infact an Irish boys name meaning winding valley. This is a family name and dates from the early 1800's." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little sister's name is Camden, and we absolutly love it. It is very girl sounding, i wouldn't have ever even thought it as a girl name if i didn't know it could be considered either one. Camden is a beautiful name." Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We also named our daughter Camden after Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD in 2004. Unisex names are so popular now, we can definitely see it going either way." Dec. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "After 8 1/2 long months of deliberation, I have finally decided to name my new daughter Camdyn. Finding something that "goes" with my first daughter's name (Delanie) was tough, but we finally did it! Very pretty and unique name." Dec. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Camden (2005). It's a beautiful town in our state. So far, we have gotten a lot of positive response from friends and family. I think it's feminine sounding and we wouldn't have considered it for a boy." Oct. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden and I absolutely love it. I've never met someone w/ the name, but I wanted to give my son something of scottish origin since our ancestry is scottish. Plus I think its a cute name for a young boy, but it also is a strong name for a man." Aug. 31, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never personally met anyone with the name Camden but I have heard of it and I've heard about a couple of people with that name. I like the spelling Camdyn better. It's my favorite name." May. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Negative Comments

  • "it is not a common name and all my friends have a common name its not fair!" Feb. 9, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Worst crime city in the country!!! Camden, NJ. It was always have that connotation / association for me." Feb. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a last name. Duh! You might as well name the kid "Pfeiffer" or "Liebowitz." I hope I didn't give you any ideas." Jan. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name "Camden" conjures up the image of Camden, NJ- the most violent and dangerous city in the US. Why have such an ugly city as part of your name?" Apr. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is lame. It is a crappy town in NJ. OK for a boy but nbno way for a girl" Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "A cowrker was offended when I assumed his granddaughter, Camden, was a boy. I personally pretty much hate any first name that has had a previous life as a town or someone else's surname." Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are so many nicer names available, especially for those seeking a Scottish name. My nephew's nickname is now Cammie, which sounds like a girl. And all I think of when I hear it is Camden, NJ and Camden Yards in Baltimore." Jun. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "My sons name is Camden Timothy. He was born in October 2014. I absolutely love his name. I do have repeat it alot when introducing him to someone, but still love it." Feb. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Camden-Beau Samuel Pearce! I have lived in Camden, London for 14 years and it is a vet special place to me. After finding out it meant 'winding valley' in Scottish, it was the perfect name as my mother is from the Isles of Scotland." Mar. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son kamden xavier. DH kinda tricked me be uase he asked about Kam and that struck a chord with me. after we agree i find out his dirty little secret....Cam Neeley is apparently a famous hockey player, hubs n i agreed on no sports names (i know that knocks out a lot of names.) in the end kamden xavier won me over in its ability to be classically edgy but still something that isnt a resume killer. and i think ive only heard it used one other time...at kam's hockey practice!" Aug. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great story! Writing to alert your team of the historical homes in Willard-Hay just south of Camden of the Ewald Dairy flaimy. 4 brothers, four houses. All in the Arts and Crafts/Mission style. Ours, in particular,has been restored to its original state and verified by the Ewald flaimy. Would love it our home made it on your historic registry. 2800 Golden Valley rd" Apr. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is Camdin and before we knew what he was we decided on Camdin for a boy and Kamdin for a girl. I fell in love with the name. I knew there was no other name for my first child." Dec. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's rather ironic. My last name is Camden. Growing up, I never heard it unless it was associated with a relative. Now, it seems to be a very popular first name. It's still rather unique, and I'm sure all of you who named your children Camden, will enjoy the uniqueness." Sep. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a huge Orioles fan. I am also Irish and German. I named my first son and child Camden Alastair in 1997. I have since discovered Camden, NJ; Camden, Maine; Camden, SC; Camden, TN; Camden, OH; Camden County, GA; Camdenton, MO; and Camden Town of London. Lol. I wanted a unique name and at the time, it was. But it seems it is becoming the 'Jason' of his generation. It's a great name and all our friends and family love it." Aug. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my 1-day old grandson is named Camden, It is easy to pronunce, domestic and globally,it will be hard to mess it up. We love him a lot. And it's not a name that's up to this point, hasn't been overused. I hadn't heard the name up till now." May. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My seven month old son is named Camden. I love it!" Jul. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Camden in 2007. It was the first name we thought of for a boy and we absolutely love it! We had never met anyone with the name. Since his birth I have heard of a handful of other Camden's in the New England area." Jul. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I THINK CAMDEN IS A GREAT NAME. I NAMED MY SON CAMDEN MATTHEW" Aug. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Camden, a girl, is the best friend I have ever had, she is loyal, trustworthy, honest, and caring" Mar. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm four months pregnant and my first choice for a boys name is Camden. I love it. I would consider naming a girl Camden also, but I probably only will if my baby is a boy." Dec. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Camden(2003). My husband is from the south and it is a name of a town where his gradparents lived. We call her Cami for short." Oct. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Camden. I am a 17 year old girl from California. Growing up, it was strange enough to not be named Jessica or Katie, but then to have a weird foreign boy's name- well, you can imagine what my mother had to put up with. Still, when I matured, I grew to like the name very much and I'm now very happy to be named Camden. It's especially lovely to know that there are whole towns that share my name." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "There is an amusuement park near our city. It is called Camden Park. That name makes me think of the clown on the park's sign." Dec. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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