Carmelite Name Meaning & Origin

Carmelite

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Pronounced Car-me-leet. This is the French version of the Spanish Carmelita and the English Carmelite (pronounced Car-me-lite). It may be familiar to some people as the name for a Catholic order of nuns/monks. The Spanish version of the name, Carmelita, seems to be more popular worldwide as a given name than the French or English versions.

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This is a family name for me. It is my name, my mother's name, and was my great-grandmother's name. I'm not sure when the name was first used in our family. I've always had a great experience having this name. Other than my own family members, I've never met anyone with this name, and have often been complimented on it.

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Meanings and history of the name Carmelite: | Edit

The name is taken from Mount Carmel, a mountain in Israel. Carmel is a Hebrew word that translates to "garden", and the mountain takes it's name from one of the titles of the Virgin Mary, "Our Lady of Carmel."

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"Carmelita" is a song by Warren Zevon.

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