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Carmen meaning and name origin
Carmen \c(a)-rmen, car-men\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: 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.
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Popularity of Carmen
Carmen is a very popular first name for females (#111 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10119 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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