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This is the name of one of the main (and my favorite) characters in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
PeacieFreak13  5/15/2005
The model Carmen Kass is a famous bearer of this name.
wiswina  5/19/2005
This is my mother's name, and I think it's very beautiful.
namefanatic  9/3/2005
Carmen Miranda was the stage name of the late Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, a Brazilian singer/actress. Many people may also be familiar with the fictional criminal Carmen Sandiego.
Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
I think this is a beautiful name. If I ever have a daughter I'm going to name her it.
Maddy  12/9/2005
Carmen was the main character in Bizet's opera of the same title.
DearPrudence  2/5/2006
Famous bearer is Carmen Electra, though her real name is Tara Patrick.
iamkristen  6/2/2006
Very beautiful name. Uncommon, which is always a great thing to look for in a name.
Heart  6/3/2006
The 'man' and 'car' ruins it.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2006
It is 'men' actually. It has class, it is uncommon and is pretty none the less.
Heart  6/23/2006
It can also mean "charm, incantation."
prisca  7/9/2006
It's an okay name, but where I live, in Romania, it's overly used. I know at least 10 Carmens!
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
I've always loved Carmen, but why would someone name their son this?
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
I think Carmen is a beautiful name. My elder sister is called Carmen and I'm a little jealous, being stuck with a common name like Lauren an' all. :P
Surreal  9/14/2006
This name has really grown on me. It is very pretty and not heard of much. I know an 11 year old girl with this name and a 5 year old girl with this name. The 5 year old spells it Karmen though.
― Anonymous User  12/6/2006
I love this name! Partly because of the opera and how much I love her character. More recently I have found other reasons to like this name even more. To me, Carmen seems like a girl with a very daring and sprightly personality. I also like Carmen because of it being derived from the word for song. That is lovely.
neverland4962  12/28/2006
My mum's name is Carmen and I thought it was quite unusual but I like it better then Carmel.
Holzi194  2/14/2007
My name is Carmen. When I was little, I hated the name bcause it wasn't "pretty", and have always wanted to change it. But now, I love it. It's unique and not a lot of people have it. My English teacher said my name reminded her of some opera. XD
Inu-chan  2/17/2007
Carmen is a Christian singer/songwriter that was popular in the 90's, though I'm not sure if he's still in the music business.
Saru  2/22/2007
My name is Carmen, and in Spain it is very very common. I'm 38 but when I was a child I didn't like it, afterwards I liked it a lot but I don't like it much because here it is too common but when I am abroad it sounds very nice.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2007
The meaning and the sound is pretty.
7up  3/6/2007
To me, Carmen is a strong, dramatic name, almost flamenco dancer-esque.
wordybookworm  3/16/2007
This name reminds me of someone who'd be sophisticated and snooty.
Honeyrose  8/7/2007
Carmen's not actually a bad name for a guy. My mom knows a guy named Carmen, I don't know whether it's Carmen or Carmine though.
Ranee  8/20/2007
In Spain Carmen is the commonest female name of all. Any Spaniard knows at least 10 Carmens, and more than one in their family. It is not that it is an ugly name but so overused that it sounds like an empty word.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2007
Slovene form is Karmen.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2007
A famous bearer is Carmen Morejón, singer of the band United Flavour.
Karcoolka  2/1/2008
This is the name of the title character in the stage musical "Carmen Jones". It was an updating of the Bizet opera "Carmen", with an African-American theme. It was first produced on Broadway in 1943. In the 1954 film adaptation, the main character was portrayed by Dorothy Dandridge. Dandridge was the first African-American actress nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, though she didn't win.
AndrewJKD  4/6/2008
A famous bearer is actress Carmen Zapata (born July 15, 1927). She has appeared in a variety of films and television series, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for live theater.
AndrewJKD  4/11/2008
I can't quite get over the memory of a trashy Finnish beauty pageant contestant with this name who became famous for no particular reason. She was also quite a cold person, and later on she wound up working for a trashy magazine. That's why this name just still doesn't sound nice to me, but someone might change my views, who knows.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
Such a pretty sounding name, in my opinion.
pennycarroll  7/30/2008
Carmen Sandiago, the bad guy in the computer game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago.
egyptianpanda  8/29/2008
A nickname can also be "Carrie."
Gwillym Llewys  12/10/2008
Carmen Lopez is a character in the show George Lopez, portrayed by Masiela Lusha.
sddorme  7/1/2009
I love this name. It's very sexy. It makes me think of Carmen Electra, or Carmen Lopez (Masiela Lusha).
sddorme  7/1/2009
I know it's a Spanish name, but I still don't like the word men in it.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2009
I've heard this on a guy too. Too bad always makes me think of Carmen Sandiego though.
Rodiggidy  9/10/2009
A trendy name, but with actual history. Feminine but not frilly.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
I remember finding this name masculine when I was younger and the movie 'Spy Kids' came out. I was confused because the daughter was named Carmen and the son was named Juni and I thought their names should have been switched. Now I find it feminine.
Aureliano  6/5/2010
Also Italian. [noted -ed]
LaCarmina  7/1/2010
I love this name, always have and when I found out it meant 'song' or 'a beautiful song' I loved it even more as I am a singer myself. :P
All my life I have been Carmensita, even though I'm not Spanish, I'm from Australia. I don't think my parents could have chosen a better name for me, suits me to a T hehe.
Carmensita23  8/12/2010
I used to hate this name, but after learning of its meaning ('a songstress' is just gorgeous), I don't hate it so much anymore.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2010
Carmen Dragon (a man) was an American conductor.
Kosta  9/13/2010
In "Spy Kids" Alexa Vega's character Carmen's full name is: Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Costa Brava Cortez. It's so fun to say haha.
Liesl  12/7/2010
Great name!
h3ath3rm08  2/25/2011
Carmen Carrera, a drag queen that starred in the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Black_X  7/18/2011
"Carmen" is also the name of a song in Lana del Rey's album "Born to Die", written by her and Justin Parker.
Bea28  4/21/2012
I think this name is very pretty and it ages well. It reminds me of caramel which reminds me of something sweet so it's not a bad association for me. I love the song Carmen by Lana Del Rey on her ‘Born to Die’ album which just makes me like the name even more. But, I can only imagine this name on a Latin woman or a woman who has golden skin.
Poco  10/4/2012
Mount Carmel is mentioned in the Bible. Maybe derived from that.
SEC908  11/17/2012
Also used in Portuguese. The traditional spelling is Carmem, but plenty of people use Carmen as well.
Buneary  12/26/2012
My name is Carmyn spelled with a Y instead of an E. I don't see that a lot. When I was little I didn't like my name but I cannot recall any particular reason why I didn't like it. Now I love my name. And I absolutely love that it's spelled with a Y. My birth certificate shows my name with an E but it's a Y on my social security card... my parents said it was supposed to be with a Y. I go with the Y spelling now, although I used to write it with an E. One thing I noticed is that people, while never mispronouncing Carmen, mispronounce Carmyn all the time. I get Camryn a lot. They say that for some reason the Y throws them off. It does not bother me at all when people call me Camryn and nine times out of ten I don't bother to correct them. Although most of the time this is because I've already tried to correct them and they continue calling me Camryn. A lot of the times I won't bother to correct people in the first place simply because I don't care. And they really seem to genuinely struggle to say it the right way, which amuses me. So I think Carmyn is a lovely name and I'm glad to have it but in my experience spelling it with a Y causes pronunciation issues. I'm just not the type of person who cares if my name isn't said right all the time and honestly I get it. Carmyn... it looks a whole lot like Camryn.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2013
In Italy Carmen is a name that is no longer in use. All the Carmens that I knew now are grandmothers!
Eretria  2/12/2013
I think Carmen is a very beautiful name. It's also an exotic name that has a lot of possibilities. I think of a gorgeous, intelligent, strong woman with this name. I do not find this name trashy in the least. Although it is a unisex name, I perceive it to be feminine. Carmen is not common in the U.S., but I believe it deserves more recognition!
pocahontas  3/27/2014
Chinese words for Carmen is (ka-men). English meaning is garden orchard!
― Anonymous User  8/1/2014
Carmen can be used for males as well. My daughter's father's name is Angelo Carmen (VERY Italian).
LillysMomma29  1/2/2015
I don't like it. It has too many cars and men for my liking.
Alexanna  2/9/2015
Carmen Dell'Orefice (Born: June 3, 1931) is an American model and actress.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2015
This name just shouts: LET'S GO BUY SOME CARAMEL!
Antonio432  3/22/2015
Carmen is such a beautiful, lovely, underused name.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2015
Carmen Sylva was the pen name of Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of Romania.
mymymetrocard  10/28/2015
This is my name and I absolutely LOVE it. I live in the US where it is fairly uncommon, especially if you're not hispanic (I'm not). Everyone always remembers my name, and I feel very professional introducing myself. I've never really had any negative experience with it. It's feminine but strong, some people recall the opera, some Carmen San Diego. I'm really quite grateful for my name!
Carmen_  3/31/2016
Carmen Miranda, GCIH • OMC was a Luso-Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Miranda became a popular radio and film star in Brazil in the late 1920s.
cutenose  5/31/2016
I love it on a girl. The 'men' is pronounced like "min". You could call her Carey or Minnie for short. For a boy I like Carmine.
Eileen1209864  6/19/2016
My name is Carmen, I have always liked being called Carmen. I am British, born in the 60's. My sister was born four years after me and is called Miranda. My mother had a wonderful sense of humour, she also admired Carmen Miranda the singer. I like to think my name makes me a bit different, I have always been very independent, unique and capable. Naming your child can have an effect on how they see themselves I feel.
carmengk  9/30/2016
My name is Carmen and I am from Puerto Rico, where it's a very common name. There are 5 Carmen's in my family, that includes both my grandmothers. When I was growing up, kids would torture me with the chorus of a very old song that goes... "Carmen, Carmen, Carmen te quiero y tu lo sabes (I love you and you know it)... It was real torture but I'm over it now and I love my name!
Cira  9/30/2016
I had a baby gal in August and I named her Carmen. I got it from a soap opera and I really loved it. I am in Uganda Africa and it's really not common. Have never heard of it here at any one time. Some people are even wondering how I came to name my gal that name. Just love saying it.
Ffuna  11/24/2016
Went to school with a Carmen and she got called "comin'","car face", "car man" and "car MEN". Personally I don't like the sound and look of it, but I remember her as a nice and funny girl and nobody is defined by their name.
Jesscn  4/4/2017
Name of the father of Kitty Pryde (alias Shadowcat), a character from the X-Men universe. Her father is named Carmen Pryde. I hate this name on male characters...
Javiblue96  4/25/2017
My name is Carmen and I think it is a beautiful name. I live in the U.S. and in one of the most hillbilly states located here and so it is quite surprising that my parents named me that. It's always been lovely to have, what I consider, a very charming and sophisticated name.
chaos KID  5/31/2017
Carmen Luz Barbieri Caputo is an Argentine actress, supervedette, dancer, stand-up comedian, director and producer of theater. Barbieri was the first winner of ShowMatch's Bailando 2006 paired with professional dancer, Christian Ponce.
lilolaf  6/24/2017
It's very pretty. I have never met a Carmen, only a Carmella. She was a young girl. I also like Carmella though.
XironDarkstar  12/1/2017

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