Famous Bearer
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Gender: Feminine & Masculine

Usage: English, Italian

Pronounced: KAHR-mien (English)

Meaning: Derived from the name of a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid. It is also a general term for a particularly deep-red color.
RHAWK3935  10/12/2019
Naming a boy Carmine is equivalent to naming him Christine if Carmine is obviously pronounced Kar-meen. I would like Carmine for a boy, but only with the pronunciation kar-mien which makes it sound unisex. Kar-meen is strictly feminine. Carmen is also a nice girl’s name. Carmine is a great girl’s name pronounced kar-meen, and I like Carmine pronounced kar-mien for either gender.
― Anonymous User  12/26/2018
I think Carmine sounds masculine only if it’s pronounced Car-mien while the feminine pronunciation is Car-meen. So the feminine pronounce of this name on a guy would sound wimpy, and better for a girl.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2018
As a feminine name, Carmine is usually used in reference to the color Carmine, which is a shade of red. The color's name is derived from the Arabic word kirmiz meaning "red".
Buneary  11/13/2016
The name Carmine was given to 150 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
Carmine Infantino was a famous comic book artist.
Sabertooth  2/21/2016
Carmine Accidenti (an obvious play on "car accident") is a character from the game "Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney." His name in-game is pronounced by the characters as "cahr-MEE-nay."
― Anonymous User  5/1/2015
Haha this name is so Italian, I love Italian names!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Carmine Galante (February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family at the time of his death / assassination.
erb816  7/29/2012
Carmine "The Roman" Falcone is a Batman villain.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2011
Carmine is a masculine name. If you want a feminine name along a similar vein, consider Carmina.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2010
In Italian, this is pronounced CAHR-mee-ne. Italian Americans with this name generally pronounce it CAHR-mine.
Kosta  9/24/2009
I first encountered this name in a booklet of baby names my mother had when she was pregnant with me 30 years ago, and it was listed as a girls' name. I even used the name for a female character of mine. I was really surprised when I found out that this is a traditionally masculine name, and as a result, I have a hard time seeing it used on a man.
Anyechka  7/27/2009
Maybe this is very unusual, but I've always thought of this as a strictly feminine name. I didn't even know it was used for men until a few years ago.
LadyManetsu  1/14/2009
Carmine is a lovely name. I encourage more people to use this name.
YMPvt  3/28/2007
Carmine always makes me think of an old Italian guy. I like it.
dramaelf  3/4/2007
Carmine Gotti Agnello Jr. is from the reality series Growing Up Gotti. Also, he is the grandson of John Gotti, one of America's most infamous mobsters.
navi  11/4/2006
Surprised it hasn't been mentioned, but Carmine Coppola is the father of director Francis Ford Coppola, uncle of Sofia Coppola, and the composer of "The Godfather" movies' score.
khaotickharma  10/18/2006
One famous bearer is the actor Carmine Giovinazzo, who plays Danny Messer on CSI: New York.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2006
Carmine Ragusa was a character on the T.V. show "Laverne and Shirley." He was played by Eddie Mekka.
breakofday  12/30/2005

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