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Carmen

What does Carmen mean?

Carmen Pronunciation of Carmen [car-men] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Carmen) is pronounced KAR-men. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Carmen is "garden, orchard". Originally a Spanish form of Carmel, influenced by the Latin word "carmen", "song". One of the titles of the Virgin Mary is Santa Maria del Carmen, meaning "Saint Mary of Mount Carmel", and this form of the name honors her. Also the name of the tragic romantic heroine of Bizet's opera "Carmen" (1875). Dancer Carmen Miranda; model Carmen Kass; actress Carmen Electra.

Associated with: virgin, saint, mount, heroine, opera.

Variations

Carmen has 28 variants: Carma, Carmaine, Carman, Carmelia, Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmencita, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmin, Carmina, Carmine, Carmita, Carmon, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carmyta, Charmaine, Karman, Karmen, Karmia, Karmin, Karmina, Karmita, Karmyn, Lita and Mina.

Carmen has 17 more different relations via Carmel: Carmania, Carmanya, Carmela, Carmeli, Carmelit, Carmella, Carmelle, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmiela, Carmila, Carmill, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmy, Karmel and Karmela.

Creative forms:
(female) Cammen, Carmenne, ..

(male) Carmer, Carpen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carmen Luciana (C.L.), ..

How popular is Carmen?

Carmen is a very popular first name for females (#111 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#9973 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name history of Carmen for girls. Carmen reached its top rank of #162 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #382. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is a study of the statistics of Carmen and related names. Carma, Carman, Carmel, Carmela (#1832 a year ago), Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella (#1486), Carmon, Charmaine, Karmen (#1302), Karmyn (#1735), Lita and Mina (#761) are the prominent related forms of Carmen (#382 a year ago). Usage of these relations of Carmen was at its peak 95 years ago (adoption of 0.16%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.08%, 50%), with forms such as Charmaine becoming less stylish.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella, Carmon, Charmaine in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caleen, Calen, Callen, Cameo, Cammeo, Camren, Carden, Cardin, Caree, Careen, Careena, Carel, Caren, Carena, Carey, Carie, Cariel, Carin, Carlan, Carle, Carlee, Carleen, Carlein, Carlen, Carlena, Carlene, Carley, Carlin, Carllen, Carlyn, Caron, Caronn (see Karen), Caronwen, Carree, Carreen, Carren, Carrey, Carrin, Carron, Carryn, Carson, Carwen, Caryn, Carynn, Casen, Catreen, Caylen, Charmain, Charmane, Charmene, Charmin, Charmine, Charmion, Charmyan, Charmyn, Coreen, Coren, Dareen, Darien, Faren, Farren, Kareen, Karen, Karlen, Karren, Laren, Larren, Larsen, Mareen, Maren, Marien, Marlen, Sareen, Taren and Tarren. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carmen.

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