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This is my name and I have always felt blessed with it.. it's a beautiful name.
Carmel P  10/31/2018
I think of Carmel as an Irish (in Ireland, not Irish-American) name, for women born in the 1940s-1960s. Maeve Binchy had characters named Carmel in some of her novels. I grew up Catholic in the U.S. yet I have never met anyone named Carmel. I've known a couple of Italian-American women named Carmella, though. And there are a lot of parishes & schools called Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the U.S.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Carmel who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 116th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
This is my second name, my parents picked it because it is an anagram of my dad's name (Marcel).
― Anonymous User  5/7/2016
My name is Carmel Anne. I have a very low voice and sometimes when I'm being introduced to a new person they don't hear the "l" in my name and they say "Carmen" so I usually say my name is car-MEL. I grew up with the pronunciation KAHR-mal and go by both names today.
cwd1946  1/8/2016
Carmel was the name of one of the ghosts in the 1944 film The Uninvited. She was a Spanish Gypsy.
Kosta  10/28/2014
Contradictory to what most have said about the pronunciation, here in Australia they DO say "KAHR-məl" rather than "Car-MEL", though that might be we lazy Aussies and our lazy accent :p I know three Carmels personally, all in their fifties to seventies, all lovely ladies. A beautiful name and a beautiful meaning. I think this name should make a comeback, it's sooo pretty, much better than the 'Carmen' variant.
mieke  11/20/2013
The three I've encountered, two Christian and one Jewish, all pronounce it car-MEL.
triangular  9/27/2010
Carmel Myers was a silent film actress who was famous for playing vamp roles.
bananarama  4/5/2009
The original use of 'Carmel' is actually for boys. Even though now it is most associated with women (like the names Avery and Taylor etc.) this is very much a male name.
LakeGirl  10/21/2008
I'd take this name over the other "garden" names any day; it (to me) has this simple air of regality about it.
seraphine_eternal  6/15/2008
Saying it's a biblical name isn't accurate, as it wasn't used by any character in the bible. Instead in should be categorized as Jewish.
tFighterPilot  8/22/2007
It's still a biblical name; it's a name of a place in the Hebrew bible.
triangular  9/27/2010
I like this name. Makes me think of caramel.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
My mum knew this woman with this name but she pronounced it as car-MEL.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2006
Mt. Carmel was also the place in Israel where God showed his superiority over the Canaanite god Baal. God, at the request of Elijah the prophet, rained down fire that burnt up an altar laden with a water-soaked sacrifice. His demonstration turned the hearts of the people back to Himself.
breakofday  12/7/2005

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