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Kameryn is also a derivative of Cameron. Kameryn is feminine.
kcraig56  6/12/2005
Cameron (Camshròn) does sound like a good, gender-neutral name, but think about what it means: "crooked nose". Not exactly a charming thing to say about someone.
gaelruadh19  7/16/2005
On another note, for my cousin's daughter, who was born with a crooked foot, I came up with the nickname Camcoise (KAM-koy-sha), roughly translated as "curve of the foot".
gaelruadh19  7/16/2005
Actress Cameron Diaz bears this name.
Tbird  8/26/2005
From the Gaelic cam bhrun, 'crooked hill'; 'cam' meaning crooked, and 'brun' meaning hill
ailithreachpoet  9/19/2005
One of the new famous "bratzdolls" name is Cameron (that's a boy).
― Anonymous User  1/24/2006
This is one of the least feminine unisex names that I have ever heard. It is only as popular as it is for girls because of Cameron Diaz.
alliyah1  2/21/2006
A famous bearer of Cameron (as a surname anyway) is Dr. Allison Cameron from the "House" tv series.
Mary-Rach  3/2/2006
Cameron is the lead singer of Jets.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
This name is only popular for girls because of Cameron Diaz. I do not know anyone with this name, boy or girl, but I think it is much more suitable for boys. It sounds and looks masculine.
alliyah1  3/27/2006
I can't help it but I just think it is a boy's name. I guess I know too many men and boys named Cameron, no girls. But it is masculine sounding.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I love this name for a boy. It is so strong and masculine sounding.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
This name sounds very strong and masculine, but I have never known anyone with the first name Cameron. Only the surname.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2006
This name is far too common in Scotland!
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
I'm pretty sure it's a guy's name, but I like it as a girl's name too.
flipflop1215  12/5/2006
This used to be my favorite girl name, but I'm over that state. Although I have to say I like it besides my dislike of Cameron Diaz. The only Cameron I know is a boy and he is a royal pain, he's just a bad person.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2006
I hate this name. It's boring and every Cameron I have known of is really annoying.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2007
A nice name. I don't like it much more on a girl though, especially with some godawful spelling like 'Kamryn.'
― Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I like the name Cameron. For a first name or a surname. It is nice and Scottish and I don't think it's too common in Scotland at all.
Twix  6/13/2007
This is a guy's name, and it should stay that way, I much prefer it that way, and if I EVER use it, I would as a guy's name.
spaz123  6/23/2007
I don't know why but I love the name on a girl! I think it's common yet complex. And yes spelled the way it is.
taz-meraz  6/30/2007
I like this for a girl, but LOVE it for a boy. A nice nickname could be Cam, which was the nickname for a kid (male) in my school.
Brianna Angela  7/30/2007
I absolutely LOVE this name! I don't know if I like it any less now that I know it means "crooked nose." =P I like it for a boy, but I don't think it would sound very nice on a girl. However, if that were the case, I agree that "Kameryn" is a much more feminine and cute spelling.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2007
Dumb name. It's a surname.
johann14  10/1/2007
I can't imagine meeting a girl named Cameron, I'm just too used to it being a boy's name. In my mind, it's far too masculine!
― Anonymous User  2/12/2008
Being both Scottish and Cameron, I thought I would add a little comment.

Cameron is not a unisex name. It is in fact (in Scotland) a very popular Scottish boys name. In 2007, it was the 6th most popular name for newborn boys (you can search for Scottish births and registrars for the rest), which was the same position it held the year before. The years before that I think it was even more popular.

For example, in my son's class there are three boys called Cameron. At the same time, not one girl in Scotland was, or probably ever will be registered Cameron, simply because it is a boys name.

I realise that in America, it may be considered unisex, although comments below suggest that came from one famous actress being given the name, but should she ever come to scotland, she would be a girl with a boys name.
virtualcam  2/16/2008
Cameron "Buck" Williams is one of the main characters in Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye's Left Behind series. He was a reporter and he married pilot Rayford Steele's daughter Chloe and they had a baby boy in the fourth book and named him Kenneth Bruce Williams. (Kenny). After some friends they had had that had died. I like this name except for some reason I can only associate it with girls, unless I am thinking about the Left Behind books, and think of Buck. This name just seems very feminine to me, unless these books pop into my mind.
Patricia Underwood  2/18/2008
Another famous and fictional bearer of the name is Cameron Phillips, the time-traveling friendly terminator portrayed by Summer Glau in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2008
I don't like this name on girls and women at all. It's actually quite a good name for men. When it's used for girls, it just sort of seems like the parents think feminine names are inferior to masculine ones, and their daughter is so much cooler and above all the girly girls out there, that they have to name her something masculine becasue it's cool. Well, it doesn't sound all that cool on a woman who isn't young anymore.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
I think this name is adorable on a baby boy, and it is a name that will still fit them when they grow up. The only thing I don't like is the meaning.
TayLeigh127  6/21/2008
Again, like Campbell, I find it odd that someone would want to use this name as a first name, especially for a girl. It has a rather odd meaning. If it was some relative's maiden name or something of that sort, it would be understandable. "Cam" is a cute nickname, but if you're choosing the name for that nickname, there are other feminine names out there beginning with "Cam."
wordybookworm  6/29/2008
Actor Cameron Demskiy (born 13th December 1978, Santa Barbara, California), son of actor Michael Demskiy.
Emilie007  8/30/2008
Cameron was the name of Ferris Bueller's best friend in the popular film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), played by Alan Ruck. I'm apt to think this is the start of its popularity in the US.
The only Cameron I've ever known personally was back in high school Spanish class and was also male. Everyone called him shrimp because Cameron is similar to the Spanish word, camaron. He was also tall, which made it more amusing and led me to remember to never name a child this.
faye  1/24/2009
Cam Cameron is presently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens football team. His real first name is Malcolm, but he's so associated with the name, I think he should count.
faye  1/24/2009
I know 4 guys named Cameron, so it's pretty popular (at least in my area) and strangely, the one of them has a crooked nose.
magicalhannah7  2/1/2009
Every Cameron I've known is a handful! If I'd have known that before my son was born, I wouldn't have named him that. He's been trying to live up to the "bent nose" every since he was little!
JewelGatherer  3/16/2009
I have read in alternate sources that the full meaning of the name is "crooked nosed wagon maker", and of course there was a whole Scottish clan by the name of Cameron. That's a lot of crooked noses. Perhaps they didn't make very good wagons and were punched by a lot of irate Gaelic customers?
Cameron Smith  6/23/2009
Come to think of it, my nose is kinda large, but I don't think it's crooked per se. Though I've managed to avoid most of the punches.
Cameron Smith  6/23/2009
I think this is a lovely boys name, not so much for a girl. For anyone who wants to name their daughter this, I think they should consider Carmen instead.
Summah  6/29/2009
I really dislike this name. On a boy, it sounds like the name of some dimwitted surfer. But I really hate Cameron on a girl. This name does not sound feminine. Spelling it Camryn or Kamryn doesn't make it any more feminine than it already isn't. I'm also not too fond of Cameron Diaz.
bananarama  4/16/2010
I love how this name sounds, and everyone I've ever known with 'Cameron' as their first name has been very nice. I think it can be both masculine and feminine. Too bad it reminds me of the British politician David Cameron.
BeepBeepYeah  4/22/2010
I absolutely love the name Cameron for a boy! As well as Cam for a nickname. However, I definitely don't think this spelling is suitable for females--I'm not even a fan of the female variant Camryn.
erb816  5/29/2010
I think Cameron is a lovely name for a girl or a boy. But I think it's ridiculous to spell it as Camron or Kameryn or some other weird spelling. It loses all of its appeal when it's misspelled.
IrishKisses  9/11/2010
Romance is an anagram of Cameron.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2010
I like this name on a guy. I can also tolerate it on a girl, I guess. It's not really one of those names that SCREAMS masculine... like Wolfgang. Or Maximilian. Or... you get my point.
Chrila96  10/30/2010
Tolerable for a girl, but great for a boy. And stick with the original spelling! I've seen it spelled Kammeron.
Dawson  12/18/2010
Sounds strictly masculine to me and also pretty modern. Can't really imagine it on an old man.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2010
Cameron Thompson (b. 1960) Australian politician in Queensland. A member of the Liberal Party.

Also the surname of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
keepitreal  1/24/2011
There is a guitar player (bass, I believe) called Cameron Quiseng in the band Allstar Weekend.
writer371  5/27/2011
I prefer it be spelled "Cameryn".
felltheblackwolf  6/2/2011
"Cameron"-- A splendidly handsome name for a boy. Traditional spelling, please.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2011
I only like Cameron for a boy. It doesn't seem remotely feminine to me.
amazingtabby  7/10/2011
This is a cute name, but the meaning is just plain bad. The popularity as a feminine name is annoying too- people, please keep Cameron for the boys (and being "creative" and "feminizing" it as Camryn or Kamryn isn't going to cut it).
sunshinechild67  12/25/2011
I know a VERY good-looking Cameron, and like the sound of the name. The meaning is very unattractive, though.
the_awesome_elf  3/2/2012
Cameron Hurley is a guitar player for the band We Are the In Crowd.

Cameron Leahy is the lead singer of the band The Downtown Fiction.
guardgirl15  7/15/2012
This is my official ugly boy name but pretty girl name. All the girls I seen with this name are pretty but all the boys look wrong and have a messed up looking nose. So this is a major no-no for me.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2013
How is this a pretty girl name?! In no way is this name feminine, and I'm starting to think that people are just going to name their daughters any male name they want, no matter how masculine it sounds. That's what it seems like its getting to, because Cameron has always been a boy name until the immature generation of cutesy, childish, and masculine names came about. I don't think I'll ever understand how this sounds like it would fit a girl; I can't see it on a girl of any age, especially not an old woman! It makes me want to vomit. One more thing, spelling it "kamryn" or whatever horrible crap your kre8tiv little minds think up is just... I don't even know what to say. I guess it'd be like naming your daughter willyam, thomys, or michyl.
Ok, now that I got that off my chest, I have to say that I do really like this name for a boy. Unfortunately it's popularity has made it sound like more of a little boys name, but I think personally it will suit all ages with dignity. And the nickname cam is adorable :)
― Anonymous User  2/23/2013
I think Cameron is a cool name for a boy. NOT for a girl. I would consider naming a future son Cameron because it is strong and modern without being too crazy. Cameron is a surname but is one of those surnames that are cool enough for a first name. Awesome name.
MelissaR  3/11/2013
Does NOT just mean "crooked nose".
Can mean "bend in a river".

Also, the name of one of my sisters :)
I also know another girl with this name, but only one guy.
I think it can be very pretty, and seems to fit in with my sister's personality. Original, tomboyish, strong-minded, funny and cute...(and it's fun to tease her about it's alternate meaning, though her nose is straight and beautiful).
crazy4christj  4/6/2013
My boyfriend's name is Cameron, he's always got his 'nose out of joint' so to speak. Lol.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2013
My husband's name is Cameron, so obviously I love it!
I once heard of a guy named Cambron. which just sounds like you are saying "Cameron" with a stuffy nose.
addisonfo  1/26/2014
I positively love this name for a boy- and a boy ONLY. Cameron on the male gender sounds regal and mature. I can easily image a quiet, sweet boy with curly hair and kind eyes that holds all the knowledge in the world. It is perfectly fine for a boy- but I cannot say the same for a girl. It is clearly obvious that this is a MASCULINE name not feminine, but at last the creatures know as the trendy parents want to do whatever it takes and change that. *sigh*

No matter what you do with this wonderful male name it will forever remain the same. Even if you try to spell it "creatively" and make it more "feminine"
And besides, on a girl it sounds trendy and disgustingly awkward and seems like her parents really wanted a boy instead of a girl. Can't anyone give their daughters strong, classic FEMININE names? Thanks.
MusicBelle  1/28/2014
As a female Cameron, I used to think my name was just "bleh" and kind of plain. It wasn't cute or girly to me, but then as I grew up I realized I'm not very cute or girly either. I love the name now, because it's not terribly common where I live and it fits my tough, tomboyish personality. If anyone wants to name their daughter Cameron, I say DO IT! That goes for sons too! But all the male Camerons I know are feminine, so don't be surprised if their gender role is all out of whack!
cammycar  5/21/2014
I MUCH prefer this name for a boy. To me, it's masculine and all boy.

I hate it on a girl, especially when they change the spelling to like kamryn. (Ugh...) lol

Doesn't matter that this site has it labeled as unisex, Cameron will always be a male's name to me. (:
― Anonymous User  7/10/2014
I like this as a males name only, regardless of the spelling. Changing the spelling doesn't change the pronunciation. Just makes a male name look feminine and prissy. Even the nickname, cam, sounds male.

Very nice name, but for a male only.
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/6/2014
This name is nice but through my 8 years of school I've had at least 3 Cameron's in each of my classes. I suggest that nobody names their child this. It's a good name but it is overused in America.
mia101  3/22/2015
There's nothing girly to me about the name Cameron. This is my brother's name. I like the nickname Cam or you could call a girl named Cameron Eron (Erin).
LV51sfan91  4/7/2015
I love the name Cameron, it's so cute for someone of all ages especially the nickname Cam,
It really started to grow on me. Which is odd because years ago I was the girl that said this "is an ugly boy name to me now." But maybe a change of associations makes me love the name it's like really awesome middle names are, Cameron Aiden, Cameron Xavier, Cameron Marcus, Cameron Elliott, Cameron Ryan and Cameron Edward. I personally love Cameron Aiden the best out of the whole list.
555jazzy  5/19/2015
I have a neighbour named Cameron. She is a girl. Ever since I was little, because of her, I thought that Cameron was a girls-only name. Lol
Although I still see it as a far more feminine-sounding name (thank my neighbour's mom), I can still sort of imagine it on a boy :)
pasie  8/4/2015
I love this name for a boy so much! Cameron is a very handsome name! :D.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2015
I've read that Cameron also means "crooked hill" but it's not mentioned on BtN for some reason... is this other meaning incorrect?
― Anonymous User  8/18/2015
Kamran=kameron=kamron=Cameron=camron Originally is a Persian name for boys and means MAUDLIN and happy human.
kami  8/24/2015
Cameron is quite an interesting name. It was a name used for women mostly instead of men where I came from before America, so I have a hard time seeing any masculinity in it. However, USA has surprised me with how carefree its names are. All the same, I find the name Cameron to have a very in-depth show of character, regardless of its translation.
Snow Mikutakka  11/2/2015
Great for a boy (and for a boy only, no matter the spelling) Tamren\Tameron on the other hand works excellent for girls.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2016
I named my oldest daughter Cameron, because I thought it was a beautiful name. She is an adult now, and loves her name. By the way, I didn't even know of Cameron Diaz at that time. I did give her the middle name of Amanda, so she could pick.
Martamay  1/29/2016
I LOVE THIS NAME! I think Cameron is a lovely name and I think it's a good name for a boy, not a girl. If this name was given to a girl I think it would be stupid.

I would like to name my first son this as a middle name because I think it shows the meaning of pleasure and strength.
Ellie.Edge.00  5/3/2016
It's a bit young sounding for my taste, but it's a cute name for a boy and makes me picture a sweet kid with a big heart. I think it could work for a girl if she had the right kind of personality, like a tomboy or a hard rocker type, and the nickname "Cammie" sounds very feminine to me. I still prefer it for a boy, though.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
I know the majority believe this name stems from the Gaelic words 'cam' and 'sron' (crooked nose) or the lowlands meaning crooked hill (cam brun) or from Cambernon, however there is a brand of Scottish whisky called 'Glen Deveron' and also a river in Scotland called Deveron. Both list the meaning of Deveron as coming from two separate Gaelic words: 'dubh' and 'eireann' (black Ireland) so it would make more sense to me if Cameron stemmed from something as simple as that. Although Cam is usually always translated as 'crooked' so not sure about that. Just my opinion of course but if the Eron in Deveron means Eireann surely it should mean the same in Cameron.

Other than that, using the 'brun/bron instead of sron, there's a place called Poulnabrone in Ireland from the Gaelic 'poll na mbron' (bro meaning quern stone/mill stone in Irish so could Cameron in its Cambron form be a reduced name originating from crooked quern stones lol. Who knows? It could be any of the many meanings attributed to it.
NaomiYvonne  5/20/2016
I read a few other comments on other websites saying this name is 100% a male name and stuff. It made me cry also when they said it was a unisex name. My name's Cameron and I'm a girl. My mom named me after Cameron Diaz. Most people in my school thought of it as a boy name... actually... my first boyfriend ever broke up with me because he thought I was unisex... For me it really could be either. I've met boys and girls with the name Cameron. Please don't call it unisex though. I hope my name doesn't effect my future...
Nitelezie  5/20/2016
My name happens to be Cameron, and I also happen to be a girl. I will admit it is definitely a more masculine unisex name, but it is in no way a totally 'masculine' name. I was not named after Cameron Diaz or any celebrity, I was named after my great great grandmother. I also dislike the variations that make an attempt to make it more feminine, it just messes people up and now I have to spell my name out to people. I have met two other Cameron's, one being a boy and the other a girl. My parents in no way named me Cameron in an act of defiance to gender norms (That's so dumb). And I don't really think avoiding naming a kid Cameron because it means crooked nose is smart.
Ccross  6/1/2016
My name is Cameron and I am in fact, a female. I have not gotten anything but compliments for my name.
Cameron R.  7/8/2016
Maybe a more girlish name would be Kamryn or Camryn?
Sania01  7/22/2016
In my opinion this name is best on a male.
sm31  9/8/2016
I love the name Cameron. I have been a Cameron for 16 years and wouldn't wish for anything to change. Quite frankly I am offended at the comments suggesting it is only a boy's name considering I am a girl with a beautiful nose so take that. Ha. Ha. ha.
ilovethenamecameron  11/27/2016
Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. She rose to stardom with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary, and is also known for voicing the character of Princess Fiona in the Shrek series. Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, The Sweetest Thing, In Her Shoes, The Holiday, What Happens In Vegas, My Sister's Keeper, Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Counselor, The Other Woman, Sex Tape, and Annie.
cutenose  1/13/2017
Cameron Monaghan is a gift from God and appeared in Shameless as the angel known as Ian Gallagher.
chockyboo  3/8/2017
I've always liked the name Cameron for a girl.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2017
Yeah, this is my name and I'm a male but only 15 years old... I somehow found this site, and it's crazy because almost no one I've met had my name, it feels shocking.
Breezycruze16  5/25/2017
I think Cameron can also be spelled CAMEREN.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2017
Cameron Howe from AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" bears the name.
kristina.fisher688  1/25/2018
I prefer this name on a boy. Cool name. Makes me think of the Bratz doll name Cameron.
Luvbug86  2/20/2018

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