What does Camden mean?

Definitions for Camden
ˈkæm dəncam·den

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Camden.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Camdennoun

    a city in southwestern New Jersey on the Delaware River near Philadelphia


  1. Camdennoun

    An inner London borough comprising Hampstead, Holborn and St Pancras.

  2. Camdennoun

    A town name in various other locales.

  3. Camdennoun

    A English habitational surname.

  4. Camdennoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage

  5. Camdennoun

    Named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, who in 1791 started selling lots from his manor. A town in northern London; the administrative centre of Camden borough. A London borough of London, England; named for the town within it.

  6. Camdennoun

    Named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, for his legal and legislative advocacy of civil liberties and his opposition to harshness toward the North American colonies A city, the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey. A town and village in New York. A town in Maine. A town in Delaware. A village in Ohio. A town in Indiana. A census-designated place, the county seat of Camden County, North Carolina. A village in Michigan. A village in Illinois. A city, the county seat of Kershaw County, South Carolina. A city, the county seat of Benton County, Tennessee; named for the city in South Carolina. A city, the county seat of Wilcox County, Alabama; named for the city in South Carolina. A city, the county seat of Ouachita County, Arkansas; named the city in Alabama.

  7. Camdennoun

    A town in New South Wales; named for John Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden, who arranged for the grant of land.

  8. Camdennoun

    Camden Fort Meagher, named for John Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1795-98

  9. Camdennoun

    A city in Missouri; named for an early settler.

  10. Camdennoun

    A community in Nova Scotia.

  11. Etymology: From Old English campas ("enclosure") + denu ("valley").


  1. camden

    Camden refers to several locations globally, often named after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. The most popular ones include Camden Town, a district in London, UK, known for its alternative culture, retail markets, and live music venues, and Camden, New Jersey, a city in the United States. The name can also refer to several other boroughs, towns, or counties in countries likes the US, Australia, and Canada. Additionally, it can refer to various landmarks, schools, or institutions bearing the same name.


  1. Camden

    Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county seat, located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census the city had a total population of 77,344, representing a decline of 2,560 from the 79,904 residents enumerated during the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 7,588 from the 87,492 counted in the 1990 Census. Camden ranked as the 12th-most populous municipality in the state in 2010 after having been ranked 10th in 2000. Camden was originally incorporated as a city on February 13, 1828, from portions of the now-defunct Newton Township, while the area was still part of Gloucester County. On March 13, 1844, Camden became part of the newly formed Camden County. Although once a thriving center for manufacturing and industry, Camden is perhaps best known for its struggles with urban dysfunction. Three Camden mayors have been jailed for corruption, the most recent being Milton Milan in 2000. Since 2005 the school system and police department have been operated by the state of New Jersey; the takeover expired in 2012. In 2008, Camden had the highest crime rate in the U.S. with 2,333 violent crimes per 100,000 people while the national average was 455 per 100,000. Camden public schools spent $23,770 per student in the 2009–10 school year and two-thirds of the students graduate. Two out of every five residents are below the national poverty line.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Camden

    a busy town in New Jersey, U.S., on the left bank of the Delaware, opposite Philadelphia; the terminus of six railways.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. camden

    A village in Kershaw Co., S. C. Gen. Gates was defeated here August 16, 1780, by Lord Cornwallis, and April 25, 1781, Gen. Greene was here defeated by Lord Rawdon. During the civil war this place was captured, February 24, 1865, by the Federal forces under Gen. Sherman, and the bridge over the Wateree, the railroad depot, and a considerable quantity of stores, etc., burned by the 15th Corps.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Camden is ranked #9954 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Camden surname appeared 3,243 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Camden.

    93.1% or 3,020 total occurrences were White.
    2% or 66 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 65 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 24 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Camden in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Camden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Camden in a Sentence

  1. Zsakhiem James:

    Especially in light of the George Floyd incident, it's not just a fear of the Camden County Police. It's a fear of all police.

  2. Devon Jacob:

    Camden has not reformed itself, it's not a model.

  3. Chris Davis:

    I watched the news more in the last couple of days than I have in my whole entire life, just to see the anger, the emotion, the frustration of the city the last few days was shocking. It's frustrating. I understand why people are upset and rightfully so. It's unfortunate that it's escalated to what it has. Related ImageExpand / ContractFans watch through a fence outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards as Baltimore Orioles play a baseball against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday in Baltimore. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The postponed games on Monday and Tuesday were to be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 28.

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