All About the Name Campbell

“It’s a Scottish surname that’s a charming first name, and even more adorable when shortened to Cam.”

Gender: Unisex
Meaning: Crooked mouth
Origin: Scottish
Current Popularity: Not in the top 1,000 names

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More about the name Campbell:

Campbell is a unisex name of Scottish and Irish origin, meaning: “crooked mouth.” The name Campbell is an Irish surname—derived from the Scots Gaelic “Caimbeul, cam (“crooked”) and beul (“mouth”)—that originated as a nickname meaning “crooked mouth” or “wry mouthed.” The surname was written in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field,’ translated into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp. In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as the French name Hamel. Alternatively, the Campbell surname could come from Irish Mac Cathmhaoil, meaning “son of the battle chieftain.” Campbell is the third most common surname in Northern Ireland.

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