Campbell Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Campbell:
Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from the Gaelic nickname cam béul (crooked mouth). The name is borne by a famous Highland clan.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Campbell
Soupy, Cam, Cammie
- Meanings and history of the name Campbell
The name Campbell is supposedly derived from the Gaelic "cam beul", meaning "Crooked Mouth." If that meaning doesn't really appeal to you, there are also those that say the name originates from the much more attractive Norman "campo bello," meaning "beautiful field."
- Famous real-life people named Campbell
Campbell Brown, CNN news reporter
- Campbell in song, story & screen
There was a male character named Campbell that appeared in a few episodes of the show "Burn Notice."