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What does Carmel mean?

Carmel [car-mel] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Carmel) is pronounced kar-MEL. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Carmel is "garden, orchard".

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.

Associated with: biblical, mount, israel, monastery, dedicated, virgin, lady (noble), roman, snow (white).

Variations

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.

Carmel has 10 more different relations via Carmen, Dolores, Mercedes: Carmin, Carmita, Carmon, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carmyta, Karman, Karmia, Karmin and Karmyn.

Carmel has 2 masculine forms: Carmelo and Karmel.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Caimel, Camel, ..

(male) Carmelli, Carmellow, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Carmel for girls. Carmel reached its top position of #662 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carmel outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Carmel are Carma, Carman, Carmela (#1699 from recent data), Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella (#1438), Carmen (#383), Carmon, Dolores, Karmen (#1217), Karmyn (#1882), Lina (#767), Lita, Melina (#598), Mercedes (#984) and Mina (#687). These relations of Carmel were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (average #1088) and are now significantly less widespread (#1509, 83% less usage), with versions such as Mercedes becoming less stylish. Melina is the most fashionable birth name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Carma, Carman, Carmela, Carmelina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmelita, Carmella, Carmen, Carmon, Dolores in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karmen, Karmyn, Lina, Lita, Melina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mercedes, Mina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lina, Melina outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE CARMEL

Carmel is pronounced similarly to Karmelle. Other suggested similar names are Barbel, Camela, Cameo, Cammeo, Carabel, Carden, Caree, Careen, Carel, Carely, Caren, Carey, Carie, Cariel, Carle, Carlee, Carlen, Carley, Carniela, Carol, Caroll, Carree, Carren, Carrey, Carrol, Carwen, Caryl, Caryll, Cornela, Darcel, Darel, Darrel, Karel, Mariel and Marvel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carmel.


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