What does Carmen mean?
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▼.
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.Kreatif forms: Carmenne, Cormen, Crymen. [more]
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 #50 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #383. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Carmen and related names. Carma, Carmel, Carmela, Carmelita, Carmella, Charmaine and Mina (#687 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Carmen (#383 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Carmen was at its peak during 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.386%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.116%, ▼70%), with forms such as Carmel, Carmelita, Carmella, Carmen and Charmaine becoming somewhat outmoded.
Suggested similar baby names are Caleen, Cameo, Cammeo, Camren, Carden, Cardin, Careen, Caren, Cariel, Carin, Carleen, Carlena, Carlin, Carlyn, Carren, Carrin, Casen, Catreen, Charmain, Coreen, Faren, Karen, Mareen, Maren and Marlen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carmen.