Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkaɾ.men/(Spanish) /ˈkɑɹ.mən/(English) /ˈ  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Medieval Spanish form of Carmel, appearing in the devotional title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Carmen meaning "Our Lady of Mount Carmel". The spelling has been altered through association with the Latin word carmen meaning "song". This was the name of the main character in George Bizet's opera Carmen (1875).

Related Names

VariantsCarmela, Carmina(Spanish) Carmina(Italian)
Masculine FormsCarmelo(Spanish) Carmine(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesCarme(Catalan) Karmela, Karmen(Croatian) Karmen(Estonian) Carme, Carmela(Galician) Carmel(Jewish) Carmo, Carminho(Portuguese) Karmen(Slovene)


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Name Days

Spain: July 16


Entry updated June 9, 2023