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I think this name can totally work for a girl! It certainly sounds feminine enough. I've never heard the Kar-Meen-Neh pronunciation, though; I've always pronounced it Car-Mine. Both are great, though!
Kar-MEE-neh.
I like it.
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.
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.
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.
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".
The name Carmine was given to 150 boys born in the US in 2015.
Carmine Infantino was a famous comic book artist.
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."
Haha this name is so Italian, I love Italian names!
Carmine Galante (February 21, 1910 – July 12, 1979) was the acting boss of the Bonanno crime family at the time of his death / assassination.
Carmine "The Roman" Falcone is a Batman villain.
Carmine is a masculine name. If you want a feminine name along a similar vein, consider Carmina.
In Italian, this is pronounced CAHR-mee-ne. Italian Americans with this name generally pronounce it CAHR-mine.
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.
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.
Carmine is a lovely name. I encourage more people to use this name.
Carmine always makes me think of an old Italian guy. I like it.
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.
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.
One famous bearer is the actor Carmine Giovinazzo, who plays Danny Messer on CSI: New York.
Carmine Ragusa was a character on the T.V. show "Laverne and Shirley." He was played by Eddie Mekka.

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