Carmen Name Meaning & Origin

Carmen

Pronunciation: KAHR-min (key)

Origin of the name Carmen:

Spanish cognate of Carmel (vineyard, orchard). Var: Carman, Carmon.

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Comments and insights on the name Carmen: | Edit

Carmen is a beauteous, magnificent name for a female. Pronounced Car-men.

Carmen honors the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Nuestra Señora del Carmen) whose feast day is July 16th.

I think Carmen is a lovely, beautiful name.

Camren and Carmen are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Carmen: | Edit

A very good friend of mine is named Carmen. I have known her for many years. She has always been a very kind woman, always encouraging to those that she cares about, and a marvelous mother and sister. This name is very beautiful, and best when bestowed upon women like my friend. :)

Nicknames for Carmen: | Edit

Carmela, Carmelita, Carm, Carms/Carmz, Nemrac, Nemzy, Carmensita, Nemarcian

Meanings and history of the name Carmen: | Edit

Meanings of the Name "Carmen"

Latin:
Song.

American:
Song.

Hebrew:
Guard.

Spanish:
Garden.

Also the Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.

Famous real-life people named Carmen: | Edit

Carmen Electra, American actress.
Carmen Jara, Mexican singer.
Carmen Miranda, samba singer and actress from the 1940s and 1950s.
Carmen Paris, Spanish singer.
Carmen Salinas, Mexican actress and director
Carmen Dell’Orefice, American fashion model whose greatest career success came after age 50
Carmen Carrera, American model and reality TV personality

Carmen in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?", PBS children's show teaching geography.
"Carmen", opera by Georges Bizet, based on an 1846 novella by Prosper Merimee.
"Carmen Jones", Oscar Hammerstein musical and film, which updates Bizet's opera in an African-American setting.
Carmen Cortez, main character in the movie Spy Kids.
"Carmen", song by Lana Del Rey
Carmen Lopez, character on the show George Lopez

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