CARMEN
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: KAHR-men (Spanish), KAHR-mən (English)   [key]
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).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Carmela, Carmina (Spanish), Carmina (Italian)
DIMINUTIVE: Carmelita (Spanish)
MASCULINE FORM: Carmine (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Carmel (Biblical), Carmel (Biblical Latin), Carme (Catalan), Karmela, Karmen (Croatian), Carme (Galician), Karmen (Slovene)
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