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From Scottish Gaelic Camshròn, from cam (crooked, bent) + sròn (nose). Compare Campbell, from Scottish Gaelic cam (crooked) + beul (mouth).


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Cameron (countable and uncountable, plural Camerons)

  1. A surname
    1. A Scottish surname from Scottish Gaelic, see above.
    2. A surname from Irish, an anglicization of Ó Cumaráin, Ó Cumráin (descendant of *Cumrán).
  2. A unisex given name
    1. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    2. A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1970s and later usage.
  3. A placename:
    1. A parish of Fife, Scotland. Perhaps from Pictish *cam (crooked) + *brun (hill).
    2. A locale in the United States:
      1. A census-designated place in the Navajo Nation territory, Coconino County, Arizona.
      2. An unincorporated community in Kern County, California; named for early settler George W. Cameron.
      3. An unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.
      4. An unincorporated community in Warren County, Illinois.
      5. An unincorporated community in Iowa.
      6. A census-designated place, the parish seat of Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
      7. A city in Missouri; named for early settler Malinda Cameron.
      8. An unincorporated community in Montana; named for founders James and Addison Bovey Cameron.
      9. A town in New York; named for early settler Dugald Cameron.
      10. A town in North Carolina.
      11. An unincorporated community in Ohio; named for the city in West Virginia.
      12. A town in Oklahoma; named for either mine inspector William Cameron or railroad official James Cameron.
      13. A town in South Carolina; named for the Scottish Highland Clan Cameron.
      14. A city, the county seat of Milam County, Texas; named for Republic of Texas army officer Ewen Cameron.
      15. A city in West Virginia; named for railroad worker Samuel Cameron.
      16. A town in Wood County, Wisconsin; named for lumber businessman James W. Cameron.
      17. A town in Barron County, Wisconsin; named for lawyer, banker and politician Angus Cameron.
      18. Three townships in the United States, in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, listed under Cameron Township.
    3. A place in Canada
      1. A rural municipality of Manitoba; named for lawyer, judge and politician John Donald Cameron.
      2. An unincorporated village in Ontario; named for either early settler Duncan Cameron or politician Matthew Crooks Cameron.

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