The name Camden ultimately comes from an English place name that consists of the Old English elements campas, meaning “enclosure” or “camp,” and denu, meaning “valley.”
A number of baby Camdens were likely named in honor of Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Camden Yards inherited its name from the rail yard that was formerly located on the site.
The name Camden has been steadily growing in popularity since debuting at #955 on the “top 1,000” list in 1990. In 2006, it was the 221st most popular name for baby boys born in the U.S.