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Beautiful. ♥.
I really like the name Carmel. As a Catholic, I think this is a great way of honouring Our Lady. I associate this name very much with caramel, so it sounds very sweet to me. It almost tastes like caramel-flavoured hard candy to me, haha. I also associate it with monasteries and with nuns (probably because of Mount Carmel and carmelites). I think it has a lovely meaning and is a nice alternative to obvious flower or other plant names for those who are into nature names. It feels very unique to me as I rarely hear it. It's also a very rare name over here in Poland, including its variants. I met a little girl named Karmela (not sure about the spelling) as a little kid and was in awe of how beautiful and rare this name was. I also know other people with related names but they're from Mediterranean countries.
Carmel Barber is one of first violin players in BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The name Carmel has been (albeit rarely) used in Poland. Poland, despite being Catholic, doesn't really have its own equivalent of Carmel/Carmen, and it's not a traditional name (unless you consider Karmela or Karmena to be a Polish equivalent but it's very rare), and Carmel and Carmen are considered not in line with Polish phonetical rules. As of January 2020, there have been 24 women named Carmel in the whole Polish population. Other related names that are used include: Karmen (259 bearers), Karmela (58), Karmena (46), Karmina (35), Karmelita (21), Karmelia (10), Karmelina (5) and Carmen (914), Carmela (41), Maria Del Carmen (27), Carmella (6), Carmena (6), Carmina (5), Carmelina (3), Carmen-Elena (2) and Carmine (2). Carmel sounds exactly the same as Polish word for caramel (karmel). A Carmel could celebrate her name day on the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July). Possible nicknames include: Karmelka, Karmisia, Karmelek, Karmunia, Karma, Karminka, Kara, Kari, Mela, Melka, Melcia, Melunia, Melusia, Mila etc.
As a Rare French MASCULINE name, it could be a RARE masculine form of CARMELLE.
https://www.behindthename.com/name/carmelle/submitted
https://www.first-name.net/carmel#Info_FR
This is my name and I have always felt blessed with it.. it's a beautiful name.
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.
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.
This is my second name, my parents picked it because it is an anagram of my dad's name (Marcel).
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.
Carmel was the name of one of the ghosts in the 1944 film The Uninvited. She was a Spanish Gypsy.
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.
The three I've encountered, two Christian and one Jewish, all pronounce it car-MEL.
Carmel Myers was a silent film actress who was famous for playing vamp roles.
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.
I'd take this name over the other "garden" names any day; it (to me) has this simple air of regality about it.
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.
It's still a biblical name; it's a name of a place in the Hebrew bible.
I like this name. Makes me think of caramel.
My mum knew this woman with this name but she pronounced it as car-MEL.
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.

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