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GenderFeminine
Scriptsכַּרְמֶל Hebrew
PronouncedPron.KAHR-məl English
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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.
VariantCarmella English
Other Languages & CulturesCarme 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   Contribute