(Closed) Boy or girl name?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Would you consider Cameron a boy's name or a girl's name?
    Boy : (122 votes)
    83 %
    Girl : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Other... I'll explain! : (17 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My very first instinct is boy because in person, the only people I’ve known named Cameron were boys.  But I do think it definitely works either way. 

    Post # 4
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think of it as gender neutral because I know both male and female Camerons.  It’s like Pat or Chris, to me; no definite gender stands out from the name.

    Post # 5
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    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    I honestly don’t have a first instinct because I know both, so I think of both male and female Camerons when I heard the name.

    Post # 6
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    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @HopingToBeaMama:  The first thing I think of when I hear Cameron is Dr. Cameron from house – who is a woman, but that’s her last name. So when I think about it as a first name, I think boy. 

    Post # 7
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I know that it can and has been used for both, but I have only ever known boys with that name, so my first reaction is that it is a boy’s name.

    I don’t find it quite as gender neutral as I do Pat or Chris because those are both nicknames or shortened forms of the traditionally male names Patrick and Christopher or the traditionally female names Patricia or Christine/Christina.  So those are truly both boy names and girl names.  Cameron seems more like a traditionally male name that is now being used by girls as well.  Of course, “boy name” and “girl name” are pretty subjective.  There was a time when Ashley was a boy name, but I bet now there are 100 female Ashleys for every male Ashley.

    Post # 8
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Definitely neutral but my little cousins name is Cameron so I always think of it as a boys name. 

    Post # 9
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I always think of it at first as a boy’s name. But I also find it neutral. The girl’s I know with the name had parents that “feminized” it so to speak, i.e. Cameran or Camryn. I’m not a huge fan of changing spellings, but because I’ve been exposed to it, I guess I still think Cameron = Boy, at first.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee

    I only know of two camerons, and they’re both girls. So I automatically think girl.

    Post # 11
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I know there’s Cameron Diaz but all the Cameron’s I know in real life are boys. So, I voted boy.

    Post # 12
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Cameron Diaz is the only female I know of with that name where as I’ve met many males named Cameron.

    I definitely think of it as a boys name.

    Post # 13
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Odd.  The only Cameron I know in real life is a little girl, but my gut instinct is still boy name!

    Post # 14
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve known both and I wouldn’t think it was odd if I meant a woman with the name Cameron but at first glance I think boy.

    Post # 15
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    On the social security name database it was number 60 for male names for 2010 and like 415 for girls…

    Post # 16
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Voted Boy, but I know both male and female Camerons.

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