OTHER SCRIPTS: כַּרְמֶל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: KAHR-məl (English) [key]
Meaning & History
From the title of the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel
(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.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Carme (Catalan), Karmela, Karmen (Croatian), Carme (Galician), Carmela, Carmen, Carmina (Italian), Carmen (Romanian), Karmen (Slovene), Carmela, Carmelita, Carmen, Carmina (Spanish)
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