What does Carmine mean?
Carmine /car-mine/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Carmine) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Carmine is "song". Used by families of Italian descent. "Carmine" also means "purplish red" from an Aramaic word meaning "crimson".
How popular is Carmine?
Carmine is a somewhat popular first name for males (#805 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#31271 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Carmine for boys. Carmine entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak position of #416 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular variation form of Carmine is Carmen. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6085%) and is now significantly less, with the versions Carmen and Carmine becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Carmine and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)