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It is prononced kah-mee. [noted -ed]
Miss Claire  1/9/2005
I think Camille is a very beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2005
Camille is only pronounced "ka-MEEL" in English speaking countries. It's correct pronunciation is "Kah-MEE".
cam-ee  3/23/2005
Kah-MEE is the French pronunciation of the name. Camille is a popular name in France.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2005
Brooke Shields chose this name at her communion when she was ten years old. Her full name after her communion was Brooke Christa Camille Shields.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005
A famous bearer of the name is French composer Camille San Sans who is most famous for the Carnival of the Animals. He also wrote a famous organ concerto whose theme was used in the movie "Babe".
Laleroc  7/6/2005
Cam-ee, the French pronunciation, is so beautiful. I never thought about the double L's being pronounced that way, but it only makes sense. My name is Camille, named after my uncle Camille. I have a niece, named Camille, after me. The woman I love is named Camille. Her best friend in school was named Camille. She also has a niece Camille, named after her and me, who is quite possibly my daughter (a long story).
a_guy_named_camille  7/16/2005
Camille is a Latin name, which means "an attendant at a religious ceremony".
ChunkyLover53  9/28/2005
I like this name because, well, it is my name. Even though everyone else pronounces my name "kah-meel". I think the way the French pronounce Camille is prettier. I didn't know Camille could be a guy's name too.
camille1  11/7/2005
Camilla (ka-MEEL-ah) (Latin) Feminine form of the old Roman family name Camillus, of obscure origin. May possibly be traced back to the young girls who assisted at pagan religious ceremonies. According to tradition, recorded by the Roman poet Virgil, Camilla was the name of a warrior maiden, Queen of the Volscians, who fought in the army of Aeneas. The heroine of Alexandre Dumas's famous play "Camille" was actually named Marguerite (see Camellia). Literary: in Virgil's "Aeneid", Camilla was a swift-running warrior maiden. Friend of royalty Camilla Parker-Bowles. [Cam, Cama, Camala, Cami, Camila, Camile, Camille, Camillia, Cammi, Cammie, Cammilla, Cammille, Cammy, Cammylle, Camyla, Camylla, Camylle, Kamila, Kamilia, Kamilka, Kamilla, Kamille, Kamyla, Milla, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milly] I found this information at a website.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2005
There was a hurricane Camille in 1969. She was said to be stronger and worse than hurricane Katrina.
camille1  11/8/2005
Camille Pissarro was a famous male painter who lived between 1830-1903.
camille1  11/8/2005
Camille was the name of the famous Claude Monet's first wife. She died in 1879.
camille1  11/8/2005
Camille Claudel (December 8, 1864 – October 19, 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. She was the older sister of the French poet and diplomat, Paul Claudel.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2005
Camille Anna Paglia (born April 2, 1947 in Endicott, New York) is a social critic, author, and self-described Amazon-feminist.
camille1  11/8/2005
Everyone above is both right and wrong. In France, Camille is pronounced "Cah-mee", but only in the feminine. The male is pronounced "Cah-meel". This is per my friend who was born and raised in France.
kathylapan  11/19/2005
I'm quite sure that in English-speaking counties, this name is pronounced cuh-meal, which I think is lovely.
tmarie  12/16/2005
I love this name -- partially because it's my own name. I'm very proud of its history, whether feminine or masculine. I'd like to say that a lot of Camille's, especially girls, prefer the pronunciation Ca-MIL with a short I. I prefer it myself, because Ca-MEEL sounds harsh to me. Ca-MEE is a gorgeous pronunciation, though. I also have received information that it can be rooted to a Roman surname Camillus which probably means innocent.
little_kit  2/13/2006
Josh Homme (QOTSA) and Brody Dalle (The Distillers) named their daughter Camille after Josh's grandmother.
viper  5/28/2006
I like the name Camille. I always have pronounced Cah-meel and always will. It's my own name and I'd like to think I'm pronouncing it correct.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2006
I know a French boy called Camille, so I think it's nice as a male name too.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2006
While I ADORE this name, I could never name my daughter it because my dead cat's name was Camille.
sqirrlie  8/12/2006
Camille is actually a Pagan name and its correct meaning is "an assistant at Pagan religious ceremonies".
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
Camille Marie Kelly Gottlieb is the daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, the granddaughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.
khaotickharma  11/7/2006
I never knew Camille was masculine. I don't like it at all on a guy, but I LOVE it on a girl. I love it paired with Mackenzie. I think it's so cute.
xHOWTOSAVEALiFE  11/21/2006
I love this name, it happens to be my name. And all the info below is mostly true, as far as I know. :)
Cam_ille  12/8/2006
"Camille" is the title of a classic Greta Garbo film, based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2006
My cousin named her daughter this. I think it's not suitable for a little girl. It sounds like a snobby old woman who wears a wig and too much jewelry. Odd comparison but that's what I think of everytime I hear the name. Also, people give nicknames like Cam and Cammy which are really awful in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2006
I think this is way prettier than Camilla. It's a lovely name and it isn't being over-used.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2007
I've known two Camilles who both pronounce it Cah-MEEL, since they are American. I think it is a beautiful name that sounds adorable on a little girl and perfect on an adult as well. Maybe it's just because I've grown up with a Camille (litteraly, we've known each other since she was born) but, to me, a girl named Camille is very happy, smart, understanding and all around fun.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2007
French revolutionary and journalist, Camille Desmoulins. Executed with the Dantonists during the Terror.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2007
I hate this name. Not only because I abhor unisex names, but also because it looks like camel.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2007
Camille Javal is the birth name of Brigitte Bardot.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2007
I know someone named Camille who pronounces it ka-MEE. I don't really like this name, it sounds too delicate.
drag0n_freak  12/25/2007
My sister's name is Camille and she answeres Cah-mee or Cah-meel because we have grown up with people with a French influence and other people with a more British influence. But she won't answer you if you call her Cah-mil or Camilla. When she was younger she really didn't like her name because people always said it wrong or just didn't seem to know it. But now she loves her name. So I guess the pronunciation depends on the individual. I have another friend whose mother always called her Cah-meel but she would rather be called Cah-mee.
Ivy Lore  1/9/2008
In English-speaking countries where it has been adapted, it is pronounced ka-MEEL not the French-speaking ka-MEE.
scholasticastewart  1/14/2008
This is the name of French singer Camille Dalmais, known for using avant-gard concepts and a lot of creativity.
CrabbyMil  5/24/2008
Camille Lopez is one of the 7 girls on Queen Bees.
Dianna475  9/1/2008
My name is Camille and I've mostly loved it. Pronounced "KAH-meel" in the US, something I don't really like, but it's how my family pronounces it. I don't think you can force Americans to pronounce it "KAH-mee" - you'd be correcting EVERYONE. If you want to use this name in the US, get used to the American pronunciation; it's still a lovely name and I give it a 9/10.
cam  3/4/2009
My name is Genevieve, but my mother said Camille was her second choice. I like my name better, but Camille is very lovely, and it would have suited me. I think both pronunciations are lovely.
Genevieve_M  4/5/2009
So much more elegant than Camilla.
vomiting  5/22/2009
There have been a number of films with this title, the first being the silent film of 1915 based on Alexandre Dumas' play 'La Dame aux Camélias.'
vomiting  9/10/2009
I find it quite sexy on a boy.
But nowadays, it is rather uncommon as a boy's name.
Arialblack  11/23/2009
I love this name! (probably because it's mine) I don't really think it matters how you pronounce it, both sound pretty to me. Plus it may sound delicate but names are not everything, honestly I'm more of a tomboy than anything, and the only insulting nicknames for it are camel and kameleon. Unique but not to weird that people look at you funny when you tell them your name.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2010
I think "Camille" is pretty, but it's an unusual name in Hong Kong! People think that it sounds so delicate, so they may pronounce it as "com-MEAL".
― Anonymous User  1/23/2010
Nicole Camille Richie is a famous bearer.
AfterDark  2/10/2010
My best friend's name is Camille Mackenzie and she hates the way our English teacher pronounces it, "cam-MIL". She's perfectly fine with "Kah-MEE" and "Ca-MEEL" but can't stand "Cam-mil". She can't really pronounce her name "Kah-MEE" so she usually goes by "Ca-MEEL" which she loves. I personally don't think "Ca-MEEL" sounds very masculine, it could be, but I don't favor it as a masculine name.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2010
Lovely name, and certainly not overused.
Chrila96  10/4/2010
I like this name! It sounds elegant but can also be nice for a girl next door type. Also I like the nickname "Cam" I think it's real cute. Or maybe even "Cammy".
adrenalinekat  12/23/2010
Camille Saroyan from the tv series Bones.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2011
Willow Camille Reign Smith is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2011
Camille Bombois (February 3, 1883 – June 6, 1970) was a French naïve painter. He was especially noted for paintings of circus scenes.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Like many French names, Camille is used quite often in English-speaking countries. But in English it's a female name only. [noted -ed]
bananarama  4/14/2012
Although it's pretty rare in the United States to see any male "Camille"s walking around, I honestly cannot see this name being used on a girl! It's so masculine and very handsome on a boy, I think.
Rin_0911  4/28/2012
My name is Camille Maelys and I love it, especially when pronounced by a Frenchman. My grandmother is French and my father wanted to honor her heritage and insisted on my name; my middle name is my grandmother's. My grandma calls me 'Cah-mee' but my nickname ended up being Mille (Meel, my sister called me this when she was little and it stuck) or Millie; my dad calls me Cam and my brother calls me Camillion (I'm not picky!). I was born and raised in Louisiana where there is a strong French influence so half the time I'm called "Cah-mee" and the other half "Cah-meel".
LittleGirl82  7/9/2012
I had always thought that Camille and Camilla were for the camellia flower, but apparently I am wrong! While the names are unrelated, the association of Camille (the girl's name) and Camilla with the camellia flower remains for me.

I think Camille is prettier than Camilla, both in sound and association. Camille is fine whether or not the -lle is pronounced. I don't like the 'ih' sound one usually hears for Camilla, and I'll be honest and say the association it now has with the Duchess of Cornwall is negative. Camilla is improved if pronounced with a long 'e', as it is in Italian.

I know of two girls named Camille, one in her early 20s, and another just born. I also know of one little girl named Camilla, born a few years ago. They call her Cammie. It seems to be increasing in popularity somewhat.
la-petite-rachel  2/10/2013
Possible patron saints for those named Camille, Camilla, Camillus, or its other forms:

According to saints[dot]sqpn[dot]com, there is a Saint Camilla, a hermitess who died in 437 AD, feast day March 3rd.

There is also Saint Camilla Battista Varani, a Poor Clare nun, visionary, and stigmatist who died in 1524, feast day May 31st.

Saint John Camillus the Good, an archbishop of Milan in the 7th century, feast day January 10th.

Saint Camillus of Lellis (1550-1614), feast day July 14th, priest founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick, also known as the Camillians or the Fathers of a Good Death.
la-petite-rachel  2/10/2013
A famous male bearer of the name Camille is Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era (from Wikipedia). His name is usually given as Camille, and not the full Charles-Camille.
la-petite-rachel  2/10/2013
I personally think that Camille is a fabulous name for a boy. It just sounds really gorgeous and sexy. Pronounced as Kah-mee of course. I really detest the US pronunciation of Cam-meel. It sounds Arabic. And I think it takes more of an effort and is harder to pronounce than Kah-mee is. But Kah-mee on a boy is just beautiful in my opinion. I live in the UK but I wouldn't care about the everlasting times that people would need to be corrected on how to pronounce it. It wouldn't bother me really.
BlissfulRomance  6/9/2013
Camille is also the name of the fictional character Camille Raquin (pronounced Kah-Mee Rack-ann) in the famous novel "Thérèse Raquin" by Emile Zola. It's set in 1863 France.
BlissfulRomance  6/9/2013
My name is Camille. I am French and I live in France. I can assurre you that both male and female Camille have the same prononciation
It would be for you Ka Mee y.. this sound does not exist in English..
It is very popular for young girls at the moment.
Camomille  4/11/2014
Being French, I know lots of Camilles, both male and female. I have a male cousin named Camille and one of my other cousins has a daughter named Camille. I like it equally on both sexes.
Acajou  4/27/2014
Pretty name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2015
Actually, the French pronunciation isn't "Kah-MEE", but something more like "Ka-MEEYE". I don't really know how to translate it in english, it seems you don't have this sound.
Anyway, I'm french, and it's a pretty common name there, mostly female. One of my friend is called Camille, and she's a really outgoing girl.
Edweis  11/21/2015
I love this name. It's adorable, no matter what way you pronounce it.
actingfun  2/6/2016
I've only heard this name said as Kuh-mill.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2016
My daughter is named Camille. I am from Québec but live in the US. We pronounce her name "ca-meeye". We correct people all the time. Why wouldn't we? If people can pronounce ratatouille, coquille, faille, Bastille, and if they know any French, famille, etc. They can manage it. They can say tortilla which is the same structure. Americans learn all sorts of names with no apparent difficulty- Schwarzenegger, Beyoncé, Ralph Fiennes, Bujold, Versace and Chevalier. Americans don't expect to be called something else when they move, why should anyone else? A name is a name, pronounced so you will respond when you hear it.
Be2be  4/2/2016
Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse is a French-American model and occasional actress.
cutenose  5/25/2016
I have a friend named Camille. She is really funny and really nice.

I know somebody else named Camille who is really artistic but seems so stuck up...

Then there's Camille from The Mortal Instruments... all you fans know what I'm talking about- *cough* the devil woman that gets in the way of Magnus and Alec, my OTP *cough**cough*
Blaxworth  6/17/2016
Better for a girl. Did not know it was masculine till this site.
Eileen1209864  6/18/2016
Camille Belcourt, a powerful and ancient vampire in 'The Shadowhunter Chronicles' series of novels and the 2016 television adaptation, 'Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments' where she is played by Canadian actress Kaitlyn Leeb.
Feorsteorra  7/20/2016
My name is Camille, and I thought it was a lovely name for myself, and I still think it's perfect. I love my name, always have, at school the kids used to call me camel, this went on for years, I still love my name, and if someone ever calls me that again, I just curse them.
camillemcaloon  8/18/2016
Didn't know this was a unisex name. Sounds feminine to me.
Luvbug86  9/17/2016
Camille is Sailor Chibi Moon/Chibiusa's name in the French dub of Sailor Moon.
Acajou  9/18/2016
As I'm Brazilian, my name is spelled "Camile", with only one L. Camila is much more common. Here, it is pronounced either /kuh-mee-leh/ ou /kuh-mee-lee/. The French pronunciation is my favourite. Most of my doubts about the anglophone pronunciation are solved now, except one. If I am in an anglophone country and someone asks for my name and I say /kuh-meeye/ (french), will people understand? Will I have any problem?
cbrison  10/31/2016
Camille hails from Strasbourg, France, and is a student of management and marketing. She was a participant in the reality show ‘KohLanta’, which is the French version of ‘Survivor’.
lilolaf  2/22/2017
Camille Mana is an American actress. Born in Orange County, California, she is of Filipino/Chinese descent. Camille graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in six semesters with a degree in Economics.
cutenose  3/14/2017
Camille Rowe-Pourcheresse is a French-American model and occasional actress. Rowe was born in Paris to an American mother, who was a model and dancer at Le Lido club, and a French father, whose family is in the restaurant business. Her childhood was split between Ville d'Avray, Brooklyn, and California.
cutenose  4/4/2017
Camille Lacourt is a French competitive swimmer and backstroke specialist. He competed at the 2012 Olympics in the 100-metre individual backstroke and finished fourth. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, he finished fifth in the same event.
cutenose  4/24/2017
I’m so happy my mother chose this name for me. Although it's a popular masculine name in France, many people comment that it is a very beautiful and feminine sounding name. My preferred pronunciation is Ka-Meel, although I love all forms and shortened versions. My friends and family call me Cami, Milli, Meely, Millz and so on. It never bothers me if my name is mispronounced, I know who I am! I may even evolve into Ca-Meeye one day! Many hugs to the many Camille’s around the world. XOXOXO.
Mille38  1/10/2018
Camille Cottin is a French actress. She plays Andréa Martel in the television series "Dix pour cent" (known in the US as "Call My Agent!")
lichnost  2/3/2018

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