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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KAR-mehn(Spanish, Italian)
KAHR-mən(English)
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Meaning & History

Medieval Spanish form of CARMEL influenced by the Latin word carmen "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875).
VariantsCarmela, Carmina(Spanish) Carmina(Italian)
DiminutiveCarmelita(Spanish)
Masculine FormsCarmelo(Spanish) Carmelo, Carmine(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesCarme(Catalan) Karmela, Karmen(Croatian) Carme(Galician) Carmel(Jewish) Carminho(Portuguese) Karmen(Slovene)

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