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ˈkæm bəl, ˈkæm əlcamp·bell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Campbell, Joseph Campbellnoun

    United States mythologist (1904-1987)


  1. Campbellnoun

    from the Caimbeul, cam beul, crooked mouth.

  2. Campbellnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  3. Campbellnoun

    used since the 2000s.


  1. campbell

    Campbell can refer to various things depending on the context. 1) As a surname: Campbell is a common Scottish and Irish surname, derived from the Gaelic 'cam beul' meaning 'crooked mouth'. 2) As a place: There are several places around the world named Campbell, including cities in California, Ohio, and Missouri in the United States. 3) Campbell's Soup Company: A famous American producer of canned soups and related products. 4) As a university: Campbell University is a private university in North Carolina, USA. However, without more specific context, it's hard to provide a more detailed definition.


  1. Campbell

    Campbell is a city in Santa Clara County, California, a suburb of San Jose, and part of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Campbell's population is 39,349. Although not a major high-tech city like many of its neighbors, Campbell is the original home of eBay and of its creator, Pierre Omidyar. Campbell is home to the Pruneyard Shopping Center, a sprawling open-air retail complex which was involved in a famous U.S. Supreme Court case that established the extent of the right to free speech in California. Today the Pruneyard Shopping Center is home to the South Bay offices of the FBI.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Campbell

    a celebrated Scottish Highland clan, the members of which have played an important role in English and Scottish history.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Campbell is ranked #47 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Campbell surname appeared 386,157 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 131 would have the surname Campbell.

    73.6% or 284,443 total occurrences were White.
    20.4% or 79,046 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 9,615 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 8,225 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 2,742 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 2,047 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Campbell in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Campbell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Campbell in a Sentence

  1. Eric Schmidt:

    After 18 years of board (meetings), I'm following coach Bill Campbell's legacy & helping the next generation of talent to serve.

  2. Urban Meyer:

    Tyson Campbell is a very fast guy, he never panics because he’s got elite speed, and he’s been really good. … We’re glad we got him.

  3. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter:

    A Fox News reporter asked Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Thursday to clarify Carter's remarks that combat is over and the counterterror mission remains. I think we've talked about it a lot, fox News’s clear when we're talking about the counterterror mission – the target is remnants of Al Qaeda. Yet these restrictions may also be a misrepresentation of the reality on the ground in Afghanistan. For example, the actions of U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Kunduz show U.S. troops are doing more than training Afghan forces or targeting Al Qaeda. A U.S. Special Forces team called in the airstrike on Oct. 3 that hit a Kunduz hospital run by Doctors Without Borders. The hospital had been suspected of having a Taliban presence ; the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Campbell told reporters it was the Afghans who requested the airstrike. The U.S. has since called the strike a mistake. Separately, a press release from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan revealed that beginning Oct. 7, the U.S. military.

  4. Simon Cusack:

    I don’t think the project’s ever finished, bronte Campbell’s obviously probably somewhere toward the peak of Bronte Campbell career but it depends on how long Bronte Campbell’s willing to stay in it.

  5. Rene Campbell:

    I was very insecure about my body image, very insecure about Rene Campbell as a person, i was constantly feeling under pressure through the media that women needed to look a certain way.

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