Name: Camille

Origin and Meaning of the Name Camille

  • Meaning:
    Altar server
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (kah MEEL); (kah MEEY)
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Miscellaneous Info for Camille

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Camille is a unisex name in French-speaking contexts, but is generally feminine in the English-speaking world.

    Camillus and camilla were two Latin nouns designating children helping at religious services, much like altar boys. These young boys and girls were chosen among the children of the Roman nobility to attend the priests in the sacrifices for the gods.

    An example of a male Camille is the French composer Camille Saint-SaŽns.

    Camille is currently particularly popular in the French-speaking province of Canada, Quebec, where it was the 8th most popular name in 2006, and in Belgium where it was 14th. There are also indications that it is very popular in France.

Similar Names to Camille for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Camille (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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