Name: Cameron

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cameron

  • Meaning:
    Crooked nose
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KAM er on); (KAM ren)
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    Itself (Cameron)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cameron

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Cameron is used both as a surname and a given name; the Camerons are a clan from the Scottish Highlands. The name is believed to be from the Gaelic 'cam' (crooked) and 'srůn' (nose).

    Cameron Crowe is a film director, and Cameron Mackintosh is a theatrical producer. Cameron is a male name, but in the US the name has gained popularity on females, partly due to the influence of the actress Cameron Diaz.

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