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Meaning and Name Origin

Carmela \c(a)-rme-la, car-mela\ as a girls' name means "garden, orchard". Carmela is a form of Carmel (Hebrew). Somewhat infrequent as a name for kids.


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

Carmela has 36 more related variations via Carmel: Carma, Carmaletta, Carmalit, Carmalita, Carman, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmarit, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmelita, Carmelitha, Carmelitia, Carmelle, Carmellita, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmill, Carmilla, Carmina, Carmine, Carmisha, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmy, Karmel, Karmelit, Karmen, Lina, Lita, Melina, Melita and Mina.


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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Carmela for girls. Carmela entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #280 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carmela name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Carmela and related names. Carma, Carmel, Carmelita, Carmella, Lina (#767 last year), Melina (#598) and Mina (#687) are the prominent variation forms of Carmela. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 and is now significantly less, with forms like Carmel, Carmela, Carmelita, Carmella and Mina becoming somewhat dated. Melina (#598) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carma, Carmel, Carmela, Carmelita, Carmella, Lina, Melina, Mina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Camela, Carniela and Cornela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carmela.