Carmella Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Carmella:
Derived from the Hebrew and meaning "vineyard" or "orchard." Mount Carmel is a mountain in northwestern Israel inhabited in early Christian times by a group of hermits who later became Carmelite monks in the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
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In Italy Carmella is often spelled 'Carmela', in Spanish 'Carmelita' means 'little Carmella'. Masculine
versions include Carmine and Carmelo.
It is common as a Jewish name in Israel aswell (an other common form is Carmelle).
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We named our daughter Carmella after her great grandmother, who came over from Italy. The name is very popular in Italian culture but relatively unknown in Canada, people comment on the 'uniqueness' of our daughter's name all the time.
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Carm, Mella, Melly, Car, Carmy, Ella
MooMoo (my daughter is 18 months and thinks it's hilarious, though I'm sure as she grows up we'll have to change it!)
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Carmella DeCesare - model(featured in 2008 SI Swimsuit Issue), playboy playmate (2004)
Carmella Baynie - musician (album called 'Ashraya')
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Carmella's Song (Glen Everhart)
Carmella Soprano - wife of Tony Soprano on the HBO series 'The Sopranos'