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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cameron
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cameron in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Cameron:
Records indicate that 237,595 boys in the United States have been named Cameron since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 12,752 people in the U.S. were given the name Cameron. Those people are now 19 years old.
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Comments about the name Cameron
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65 Positive Comments
"From a historical perspective, a name meaning of crooked nose likely referred to surviving battle so it was an affirmation of valor- not an insult." Apr. 30, 2014:
"We're expecting a baby boy in may and leaning towards Camryn Anthony Morris (Cam). The thing that is making me think twice about it is the name meaning "crooked nose"" Jan. 17, 2014:
"I had a son in 2002 and his name is Caleb. In 2005 I was having another boy and wanted a name that started with a (C) like my older son. I couln't come out with anything that I loved. Of course my husband said as long as he was healith it was ok with him. One day my younger brother came up with the name Cameron.. I fell in love iwth it. Now my boys are 11 and Cameron will be 8 years old next month. When people ask about yhem they say How is Caleb and Cameron amd I just love the sound of both their names...We also call Cameron Cam Cam :)" Jun. 5, 2013:
"My son's name is Cameron and I love it have since I was in high school. One day the name just came to me and so I decided if I were to ever have a son that's what his name would be. He's four years old now and when I look at him I couldn't imagine naming him anything else since he looks like a Cameron." Oct. 25, 2011:
"My son just turned 3. His father insisted on the name Cameron. I thought it was an out of the blue name but what did I know I wanted to name him River. Anyways I love his name now it seems to fit my sweet guy perfectly...Cameron Anthony Miller...C.A.M" Jan. 10, 2011:
"Hey my name is Cameron and I love the name, all my classmates call me Cam most of the time and my sisters call me cammy or cams. I always have the problem of people spelling my name cameran!! Oo well go the camerons !!!" Jan. 8, 2011:
"I am 8 months pregnant. Our second born son will be Cameron Robert." Dec. 17, 2010:
"We named our son Cameron in the mid-1970's.
I am an American and my wife is Iranian. At the time we were living in Iran, so we wanted to select a name that would reflect our bicultural family, and yet be familiar in both the English and Persian languages. Actually, there were many names to choose from---mostly biblical, but many were of purely Persian origin e.g. Darius, Cyrus, Cameron and others. The Scottish meaning of the name Cameron is a man with a crooked nose, but in spite of the literal translation, it is a manly sounding name. The Persian meaining of "Kamran" (a transliteration) is "an enlightened man." In the 1970's, it was an unusual name for an American boy, but has become more common in English-speaking countries over recent decades. But for us it was a perfect melding of cultures, easy to pronounce for our respective families on opposite sides of the globe, a distinctive masculine name...and a name our son, now in his mid-thirties, has always liked." Oct. 25, 2010:
"My husband and I named our 2 year old son Cameron so I obviously love the name. I think it's a very nice sounding name and I have Scottish roots so that's why we chose it. Plus it's not overly popular and isn't too out there either. I think it is more of a boy's name (and it was traditionally as well) but I don't really care if some people use it for a girl." Oct. 12, 2010:
"I named my son Cameron thirty years ago. We had lived in Raleigh and Chapel Hill for four years in the early 70's and encountered this name frequently there, mostly commercial. We even drove through Cameron, NC. Always planned to use this name if we ever had a son. When my son's friend recently named his daughter Kamryn my son thought that was ridiculous!" Oct. 8, 2010:
"I am due w/ a boy in NOV & Cameron Daniel is at the top of the list right now. I'm just wondering if it's over-used and I don't know if I like it being for a boy or a girl." Jul. 12, 2010:
"We named our son Cameron (now 17) and are very happy we did. I am Canadian by birth and it is not an unusual boy's name there. I never knew it to be a girl's name until Cameron Diaz and still think that a bit odd. To me, it's a totally masculine name. I did, after all, get it from Cam Neely (all Canadians know who that is)." Jun. 24, 2010:
"My wife and I will have a boy to be born in 4 weeks from now. In the very beginning of the pregnancy we decided the name to be Cameron. We have great memories to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia hence we choose that name. We think it is a beautiful name. I have a big nose and not a crooked one. My wife's nose is rather small, being Asian. So the original meaning doesn't really bother us. The second name is going to be Cornelius. We love the combination and we trust our son will love it too. I only hope the combination will not be cut down to CC or CamCo or something else. Anyway, we put a lot of thoughts into it and we pray that we have made the right choice." Apr. 22, 2010:
"We named our first boy Cameron back in 1998 in the UK, popular scottish name but hadn't really filter down south when we named him. Londoners do pronounce it Camron as we're lazy and some of his classmates spell it that way but its no biggy. We mainly call him Cam or sometimes Cammy but now he's nearly a teenager he doesn't response kindly to that! Always get very positive comments when people find out what his name is, although his younger brother seems to have stolen the limelight now with Jude!" Feb. 18, 2010:
"My son is 8 1/2 and his names Cameron Ivo ever since i was a teenager i always liked the name cameron and tols friends if i ever have a baby boy i will name him Cameron....though it kinda pisses me off that girls took over the name since Cameron Diaz!!! It's a boy's name and always will be masculine..no offense to those that are girls and named that just my opinion! I'm excited about his name though...IT'S prefect!!" Feb. 12, 2010:
"Cameron is our son's name - he was born in 1995. I am a Duke basketball fan and they play in Cameron Indoor Stadium - so we decided to name him Cameron. After we decided on the name we found out it was a family name on my dad's side 3 generations back! We call him Cam." Jan. 20, 2010:
"My son is 2 (born in 2007) and is named Cameron. I love the name and knew immediately it was for him. It suits him perfectly." Jan. 14, 2010:
"Our son Cameron was born in 2007. While I wouldn't go as far as saying he was named after the character on 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' that is the one and only time I'd ever heard the name. I always loved it. Seems like a cute name for a little boy, and will fit a grown man well, too. Since it's not a traditional name, it took a bit of convincing for my husband to be on board, but over the course of my pregnancy he grew to love the name as well. I love telling people my son's name because while it is unique, it is simple. People always seem surprised they haven't heard of it before or more often. We call him Cam a lot. He's such a mischievous little stinker with a lot of personality, so I'm glad we choose the name. It suits him well!" Jan. 7, 2010:
"My son's name is Camryn Allen. My husband and I absolutely loved the name Cameron, but wanted to spell it a little differently so went with Camryn. We always call him Cam." Dec. 22, 2009:
"My name isn't Cameron, but if I ever have a son that's what I want his name to be. I love that name, I think it's one of the coolest I've ever heard." Nov. 29, 2009:
"Hi there I just had my baby 5 days ago and we have called him Cameron Angus McPherson, a true Scottish name if ever Ive heard one lol but we love it and love him to bits..Nice to see so many people of both sexes still using this old and traditional name.." Nov. 23, 2009:
"My name is Cameron and I really like my name. Common get the spelling of Camron. Didn't meet another Cameron until middle school and still only know a few." Nov. 16, 2009:
"My son's name is Cameron. He was supposed to be a girl... tricky little man. So i had Olivia picked out and had to come up with a name before leaving the hospital. Cameron was it! I love his name and wouldn't change it for the world. I always say.... Cammmmeeerooonnnn. he thinks its funny. =)" Nov. 12, 2009:
"I was born in 1969. My mom told me that I was either going to be Corey or Cameron. Cameron won because of her girlhood crush on the actor Cameron Mitchell(apparently he was hot in his younger days). Growing up with the name was tough because kids have a hard time with all the syllables. Can't remember how many times I've been called Carmen! Didn't meet another Cameron until I hit high school, after that, they seemed to pop up everywhere. Always liked that the first info I could find about it was mom's baby name book, which read that it meant bent nosed warrior. I figured the name had to have been given to one tough customer." Nov. 5, 2009:
"My name is Cameron, I've never really had anyone say my name was weird. At a time in my life there was a class I had in High School where we had 3 Camerons, that's where my nickname came in; Camyo. (Caa-Me-Oh)" Oct. 15, 2009:
"My 3 year old son's name is Cameron. I was unsure to name him this because it is a uni-sex name. But I am really glad and proud to have a son named Cameron. I love his name! I think it sounds manly and strong. It is a unique name, but not too uncommon that its weird! We call him Cam-Slam!" Oct. 9, 2009:
"I just named my 6 week old baby Cameron. It's funny how it means "crooked nose" & everyone says he has the perfect nose. I just now found out what it means!! He is so wonderful & the sweetest lil baby :)" Aug. 11, 2009:
"28 weeks pregant and searching for boys names. Currently leading our list of 8 boys names is Cameron. I think it's a winner. I hadn't heard of it as a girls name until Cameron Diaz: I still think its better for a boy. Boys can handle crooked noses better!" Jul. 30, 2009:
"I am 20 weeks 4 days pregnant and will find out today if we are carrying a boy or girl, but if its a boy, we are naming him Cameron Robert. I just love the name because you dont hear it as often." Jul. 6, 2009:
"We named one of our twins Cameron back in 1994. I usually call him by his full name "Cameron" but my husband always called him by different nicknames when he was young, "Cami" or "Camilee". Now that he is 14, he doesn't like being referred to as Cami. I never would have thought of the nickname Ron. We chose the name because we really liked it, it was unique, and at the time I hadn't heard of any other Camerons. I would never have thought it to be a girl's name. We have only met a couple other Cameron's but they are younger. It looks like it became a very popular name by year 2000." Feb. 9, 2009:
"cameron is the best name that u can ever hav .It can awesome for a guy or girl. :)" Oct. 15, 2008:
"I named my daughter Cameron Jayne, back in '98. She's my little Cammie Jayne. Crooked Hill for all of the nooks and crannies & places I hope she will see and Jayne means gracious. She is a little older now and likes her name to be called as Cameron, not C.J. or Cam Cam." Oct. 6, 2008:
"i named my son Cameron back in 2005 and have loved the name ever since. Didnt know anyone with the name Cameron growing up. We call him Cam-man!" Aug. 14, 2008:
"My son Cameron Michael was born in 1988, I got the name from the movie Ferris Buehler's Day off. Although my mother wishes we had chosen the name because of the Boston Bruins hockey player Cam Nealley. I thought it was a very unique name until he got to 3rd grade and there was another Cameron with the same last name!! I also saw a birth announcement once for another Cameron with the same middle name. One of the teachers at school named her daughter Cameron after my son. She liked the name so much she didn't care, she felt it was unisex. I swore we would NEVER call him "Cam" but we do, sometimes even "Camo". He's a sweet young man with a heart of gold and he cares about his mother...who could ask for more!" Aug. 2, 2008:
"My names Cameron, and im a girl.
i would absolutely hate to call any Cameron "Ron" as a teenager. Cam is the nickname for guys, even though close friends call me Cam, along with Cammy.
Cameron, is more unisex, i've met very few Camerons only 2, one called Cameron and the other Kamryn that are also girls. A few more boys, but it's not a common name.
People always spell my name Camron. Totally wrong, probably because the E's silent. Along with Carmen, when they can't remember my name.
But Cameron, isn't suited for any girl. Cameron as a girl name is very "spunky", and it isn't like Ashley or Jamie. Its more boyish. But is still an awesome girls name.
Oh ya, and sometimes i do get heat from idiots who think Camerons a boys name, but usually people love the name. Also, guys trying to annoy me call me Cameron Diaz, not to shabby ;)" May. 27, 2008:
"future son named Cameron!!!
Baby Cameron when he's young,
Ron when he's a teenager." May. 8, 2008:
"My boyfriends name is Cameron its is unique because not many people have that name and i think it is quite sexy if i do day so myself!!! I have only met one other person with that name... I love you baby!!!~ Brittany" Mar. 24, 2008:
"My 8 month old sons name is Camrin,spelt differently but same meaning. Love the name 'Camrin Jaiden'" Mar. 24, 2008:
"I like this name alot its my big bros name!! we call him cam" Mar. 11, 2008:
"Hello my name is Cameron and I come from Scotland, People always spell my name Camron Camaron or Camaaran, I don't know why its just crazy? My friends call me Cam, Camyo, Camgo." Mar. 1, 2008:
"Hi my name is Cameron. Pronounced 'Cam-eh-ron' I'm from Scotland and have a slightly crooked nose due to fighting with people etc. Wei ll maybe thats just me being paranoid but anyway I'm from Scotland and people commonlly mis spell my name as 'Cam-ron'and 'Cam-rin'it agitates me. My nicknames include - Cammy, Cam, Camo, Caz :)
There are two more Camerons in my School.
Male Scotland" Feb. 2, 2008:
"We had our son Cameron 2 years ago and chose this name because we are Scottish and it's a Scottish Gaelic name. Camshron is the Gaelic spelling." Jul. 5, 2007:
"i love my name but i dont spell it like cameron i spell it like this;camshron though it is spelt difrent it is pronounced the same" Jun. 25, 2007:
"I absolutely love the name cameron......The first time i heard it i just thought wow i can imagine my beautiful son having that name and it fitting him perfectly. I just think of a gorgeous person when I hear the name Cameron." Mar. 31, 2007:
"My brother's name is Cameron, whenever he gets hurt in his nose area, we'll be all like "Haha Cameron, now your name really sutes you!"
Cameron: Crooked nose in Scottish!" Feb. 19, 2007:
"This name is very nice, although very popular right now. I like how it sounds hip and stylish. I like the shortened "Cam" as well." Dec. 23, 2006:
"We had a baby boy on 1st April 2006 and named him Cameron. We absolutely love the name and did so from the moment we decided on it." Dec. 13, 2006:
"my babby brother going to named cameron and i realy like the name but its just the meaning 'crooked nose' its starting to put me off!!" Nov. 25, 2006:
"Love the name but hope that people will not judge by it being unisex" Nov. 1, 2006:
"this is my name, and no one has ever mis pronounced it..it pretty much rocks" Oct. 17, 2006:
"I love the name Cameron- my 3 year old has that name and there does not seem to be a lot of boys named Cameron around. What bothers me is when parents choose this name for girls..." Oct. 17, 2006:
"I prefer Cameron for a girl and my husband and I hope to have a daughter one day, whose name will be..........Cameron!" Sep. 4, 2006:
"my boyfriend's name is cameron and he's the most gorgeous boy in the world. i call him cam. and he has a pretty straight nose, actually." Jun. 5, 2006:
"I named my son cameron andI thought that no one would really have named their sons cameron and boy wasent I wrong." May. 20, 2006:
"We have 3 Camerons on our court. Big Cam, Middle Cam and Baby Cam. Baby Cam is ours, he's the best and now that he's 7 he's certainly not a baby. It came as a surprise to his mom and I that his wonderful name meant 'crooked nose'. He's a little bent at times but we love him!!!" Feb. 12, 2006:
"Named our son Cameron in 1962 thinking it was unusual. It was back then, but now it has really gained in popularity. My son has always liked his name. . . . and so does his wife." Jan. 28, 2006:
"My name is Cameron. I love having that isn't popular. I've always been the only
'Cameron' in my class and at work. Growing up, I often was called 'Carmen,' which still occurs from time to time. I've just learned to answer to either. But, I prefer 'Cameron' over Cam or Cammy. The latter really raises the hair on the back of my neck." Jan. 27, 2006:
"We have shortlisted the name Cameron for our baby boy due April 2006." Jan. 18, 2006:
"i named my son cameron trying to be origanl but 4 other momsnamed their sons cameron in the same hospital on the same day" Jan. 8, 2006:
"We named our son Cameron because we liked that it's a strong name for an adult and still good for a kid. The nickname had to be good too....Cam. The meaning we learned after he was named." Dec. 29, 2005:
"my name is cameron and i live near the scotish border,my name is often spelt wrong, but as it is becoming more popular more people are spelling it correctly.I am seven." Dec. 15, 2005:
"Cameron is becoming a popular girls name these days" Nov. 21, 2005:
"My last name is Cameron. I have gone by Cameron since the third grade. My family in Scottland say that the name also means "fiercer than fierce"." Oct. 12, 2005:
"When we named our son Cameron we thought it was going to be original...Boy were we wrong!! There are 3 boys named Cameron in his grade alone!" Jul. 29, 2005:
"I named my son Cameron to reflect his Scottish lineage." Jun. 29, 2005:
4 Negative Comments
"I hate the name on other people, but I like it for me 8)" Dec. 29, 2015:
"Cameron means crooked nose :~(. Now my face is messed up. Thanks parents..." Nov. 26, 2015:
"My names cameron and i hate it everyonepicks on me but my friend all call me camie so thats better than cameron." Jan. 4, 2010:
"my name is Cameron Tolbert. People often pronounce it as "Cam'Ren" but it is supposed to be pronounced "Cam'Ron."" Sep. 7, 2006:
37 Neutral Comments
"I am a 64 year old man with the last name of Cameron. Today while picking up a prescription the pharmacist aske dif that was my first m=name or last. I thought it was funny because 20 years ago no one would have thought to say that. I do like my name and am proud of my scottish heritage" Jul. 8, 2018:
"My son is 10 and his name is Cameron and it suits him so well. His friends and classmates call him Cam which he doesnt mind at all. I love the name for a boy. Not so much for a girl." Mar. 17, 2013:
"Im having a boy in April and I like the name Cameron but I was going to spell it with a K" (my name starts with a K") my boyfriend thinks it's Kamryn a girls name..he doesn't like the E in Kameron..is it still a girls name..?." Feb. 6, 2013:
"we are naming our son Camryn...do you think putting the "y" in it makes it a girls way of spelling it?" Mar. 4, 2012:
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"I named my son Cameron 2002 he is the best. I was watching a college football game @ 8months and a players was name Cameron I said that's my son name! we call him Cam or Cam-Bo" Dec. 18, 2010:
"My 12 month old son is called Cameron when he was born he was 3months early i was worried about such a big name for such a small baby. I think the big name gave him strength and made him fight his hard battle. His name is perfect." Nov. 21, 2010:
"We named our baby son Cameron who is now 18 months old. We totally love his name as it is unique and it suits a baby, toddler and will suit a growing man too. We never shorten it though as we just love his full name. Cameron is the best name in the world!" Oct. 19, 2010:
"We named our son Cameron because my family has Scottish roots. When he was born, his nose was smooshed sideways, and it was only after this happened that we learned Cameron means "crooked nose". Must be the right name! We call him Cam or Cama-lama-ding-dong." Oct. 6, 2010:
"i cant believe somebody would name their child cameron, it is so ugly, its like they are trying to torture their child" Sep. 1, 2010:
"I named my son Cameron in 1986 after a dear friend who's last name was Cameron. I also read it in a Grace Livingston Hill book where Cameron was the hero. I knew it was Scottish in origin and since my maiden name was Wallace that became his middle name. Most people pronounce it Cam-run but I always insisted it was Cam-er-un. Doesn't seem to matter to him how people pronounce it!" Jan. 26, 2010:
"I'm a girl with the name cameron, and it's been hard always meeting boys with that name. this year, I met another girl with my name and we are best friends. as a baby my own GRANDMA called me Carmen, but I rarely get that from anyone else. when asked how to spell my name I am completely surprised that it isn't simple enough to figure out but I guess the e is silent. I'm sorry, but you will be doing your son a huge favor by not calling him Ron as a teenager. I get cammi, camio, cam, and sometimes Ronnie. I broke my nose when I was six, so I have no problem with the meaning." Jan. 5, 2010:
"Hi my name is Cameron I was just looking up on google for kids or celebrities that have the same name as me because I'm making a project all about me.I think its really great hear there's alot more people with the name Cameron. Cameron
O'Loan" Nov. 18, 2009:
"I really like the name Cameron and was thinking of it as a name for my baby (if it's a boy)....I have to admit though the meaning "crooked nose" puts me off a bit!"