What does Karmel mean?
Karmel /kar-mel/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Karmel) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Karmel is "orchard, garden". Biblical place name: Mount Carmel is in Israel, and is referred to in ancient writings as a paradise.
How popular is Karmel?
Karmel is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#63297 out of 150436, Top 42%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only prominent variation form of Karmel (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 is Carmelo (#653 a year ago). Adoption of this boy name reached its peak during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.643%) and is now much lower (usage 0.347%, ▼46%), with Carmelo becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Karmel and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)