Carmel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carmel

Carmel

Pronunciation: kahr-MEHL (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Carmel: | Edit

Having this name definitely helps build ones character, you eventually have to take things in stride because you never hear the cotton pickin end of it. For me I just get tired of correcting after awhile and let people say whats comfortable. I only irritates me when a English major or a minister gets it wrong. Go figure it's in the Bible. I sometimes wish my parents had named me something that sounded sensible, but I guess I wouldn't have as much fun. I've always felt perhaps people don't take me seriously when they hear a name that reminds them of candy. In other ways I love it because of the uniqueness & playfulness.

I agree. It's unbelievable how often it gets mispronounced, how mystified people are about its origins. Irish people are more familiar with it ("Hey! I met a Carmel who's not Irish!") but associate it with their grandmothers. People relate a bit if you tell them it's like Carmela without the end.

Personal experiences with the name Carmel: | Edit

Well, when people hear my name they usually think of Caramel.

Nicknames for Carmel: | Edit

My mum's nicknames - Carm, Caramel, Camel, Caramello Koala

Carmel-Mine are Melli, Mel, Carmela, Caramel, Cam

Carm. In childhood, Carmie.

Meanings and history of the name Carmel: | Edit

From the Hebrew kerem-el "vineyard of God".
Used by Roman Catholic from the epithet of Virgin Mary at Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament and was the site of several early Christian monasteries.
Carmel is a quaint seaside town in California.

Famous real-life people named Carmel: | Edit

Carmel Quinn, Irish entertainer.
Carmel Snow, Irish-American former editor of the American edition of Harper's Bazaar.
Carmel Myers, American silent film actress.

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