What does Carmel mean?
Biblical place name: Mount Carmel is in Israel near the city of Haifa, and is often referred to as a type of paradise. In the 12th century, a monastery was founded in there, from which the Carmelite monastic order came about. The monastery was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Carmel became one of the names taken from Marian titles (see also Dolores and Mercedes), in this case "Our Lady of Carmel". The name is used mainly by Roman Catholics. The form Carmen is more common. Editor Carmel Snow.
Carmel▼ has 45 variants: Carma, Carmaletta, Carmalit, Carmalita, Carmalla, Carman, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmarit, Carmela▼, Carmeli, Carmelia, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmelita▼, Carmelitha, Carmelitia, Carmella▼, Carmelle, Carmellia, Carmellita, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmiela, Carmila, Carmill, Carmilla, Carmina, Carmine, Carmisha, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmy, Karmel, Karmela, Karmelit, Karmen, Lina▼, Lita, Melina▲, Melita and Mina▼.more]
How popular is Carmel?
Carmel is a very prominent first name for females (#1219 out of 4276, Top 28%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#22098 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Carmel for girls. Carmel entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #579 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Carmel are Carma, Carmela, Carmelita, Carmella, Carmen (#383 from recent data), Dolores, Lina (#767), Melina (#598), Mercedes (#984) and Mina (#687). These relations of Carmel were at the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (average #548) and are somewhat less widespread today (#856, 68% less), with versions such as Carmela, Carmelita, Carmen, Dolores and Mercedes becoming somewhat outmoded. Melina is the most fashionable birth name among these. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Carmel and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Carmel▼ is pronounced similarly to Karmelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Barbel, Camela, Cameo, Cammeo, Carabel, Carden, Caree, Careen, Carel, Carely, Caren▼, Carey▼, Carie, Cariel, Carle, Carlee▼, Carlen, Carley▼, Carniela, Carniella, Carnyella, Carol▼, Caroll, Carree, Carren, Carrey, Carrol▼, Carwen, Caryl▼, Caryll, Cornela, Cornelia▼, Cornella, Cornelle, Cornelya, Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Karel, Mariel▼ and Marvel▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carmel.