What does Carmen mean?
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.
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.
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, ..
(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)
Carmen reached its top rank of #162 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #382. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl 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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.