Given Name CARMEL

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, Jewish
OTHER SCRIPTS: כַּרְמֶל (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: KAHR-məl (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.
VARIANT: Carmella (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Carme (Catalan), Karmela, Karmen (Croatian), Carme (Galician), Carmela, Carmen, Carmina (Italian), Carmen (Romanian), Karmen (Slovene), Carmela, Carmelita, Carmen, Carmina (Spanish)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017