Carmen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carmen | Girls
Origin of the name Carmen:
Spanish cognate of Carmel (vineyard, orchard). Var: Carman, Carmon.
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Carmen honors the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Nuestra Señora del Carmen) whose feast day is July 16th.
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Carmela, Carmelita, Carm, Carms/Carmz
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Can come from Hebrew "karmel", meaning "garden", or Latin "carmen", meaning "song".
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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
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"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.
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Global Popularity of the Name Carmen
- #16 in Spain
- #183 in Scotland
- #209 in Norway
- #262 in United States
- #288 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #391 in Canada (Alberta)