Meaning and name origin
Carmela \c(a)-rme-la, car-mela\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Carmela is "garden, orchard". Carmela is a variant of Carmel (Hebrew); biblical place name: Mount Carmel is in Israel near the city of Haifa, and is often referred to as a type of paradise.
Carmela is a very popular first name for females (#640 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carmela for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Carmela and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carmel, Carmella and Carmela. (2014 statistics).
Carmela is also pronounced similarly to Carmilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Camela, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmelita, Carmelle, Carmesa, Carmill, Carniela and Cornela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carmela.