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What does Carmen mean?

Carmen Pronunciation of Carmen 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH virgin, saint, mount, heroine, opera


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, Mina

OTHER FORMS VIA CARMEL Carmania, Carmanya, Carmela, Carmeli, Carmelit, Carmella, Carmelle, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmiela, Carmila, Carmill, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmy, Karmel, Karmela



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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 #433. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carmen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Carma, Carman, Carmel, Carmela (#1767 A YEAR AGO), Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella (#1414), Carmon, Charmaine, Karmen (#1255), Karmyn (#1754), Lita and Mina (#625) are the prominent related forms of Carmen (#433). Usage of these relations of Carmen was at its peak 98 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and is somewhat less today (ADOPTION 0.1%, 48%), with forms such as Carmen becoming less stylish. Carmen has been the most popular choice, although Karmen appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmen, Carma, Carman, Carmel, Carmela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carmelina, Carmelita, Carmella, Carmon, Charmaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karmen, Karmyn, Lita, Mina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carmen and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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