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Origin: Romania
Region Origin: Eastern Europe

The name Cameron is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic words "cam" meaning "crooked" or "bent" and "sròn" meaning "nose". It is believed to have originated from a nickname for an early member of a Scottish clan. Cameron can also be associated with the Gaelic words "cam abhainn" meaning "crooked river". The name has been used as both a first name and a surname, and while it was originally a boy's name, it has become a gender-neutral name popular for both boys and girls. Cameron was predominantly a male name until the late 20th century when it became more commonly used for girls. In the United States, Cameron is considered a unisex name, but it is mainly chosen for boys. The name has gained popularity in recent decades, holding the 62nd spot in the boy's name chart in 2021. Some famous people with the name Cameron include actors Cameron Boyce and Cameron Mathison, rugby player Cameron Smith, and director James Cameron.

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