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What does Carmela mean?

Carmela Pronunciation of Carmela [carmela] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and Carmela means "garden, orchard". Carmela is an alternate form of Carmel (Hebrew).


Carmela has 8 variants: Carmalla, Carmeli, Carmelia, Carmella, Carmellia, Carmiela, Carmila and Karmela.

29 more relations via Carmel: Carma, Carmalit, Carmalita, Carman, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmelita, Carmelitha, Carmelitia, Carmelle, Carmellita, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmill, Carmilla, Carmina, Carmine, Carmisha, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmy, Karmel, Karmelit and Karmen.

Creative forms:
(female) Carmeda, Carmena, ..

(male) Carme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carmela Litzy (C.L.), ..

How popular is Carmela?

Carmela is a very popular first name for women (#640 out of 4276, Top 15%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Carmela reached its apex rank of #283 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1832 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Carma, Carman, Carmel, Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella (#1486 from recent data) and Karmen (#1302) are the prominent variation forms of Carmela (#1832 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carmelitia, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Carmela was well-received among parents in the 1920s (median #1109) and is now significantly diminished.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmelita, Carmella, Karmen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carmela and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caela, Camala, Camela, Camelia, Camella, Camila, Cammelia (see Camellia), Camyla, Candela, Careena, Carel, Carely, Carena, Caresa, Cariel, Carla, Carlena, Carleta, Carlla, Carmen, Carmita, Carmyna, Carmyta, Carniela, Carniella, Carnyella (see Carna), Carola, Carrola, Charela (see Harela), Charrela (see Harela), Cornela, Cornelia, Cornella, Cornelya (see Cornelia), Harela, Harrela (see Harela), Jamela, Marcela, Mariela, Marvela, Pamela, Pammela and Parmelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carmela.

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