Carmine Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Carmine:
Masculine form of Carmela (vineyard, orchard). The name is often bestowed to bring the child under the special protection of the Virgin Mary, "Our Lady of Carmel."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My 16 year old son is named Carmine. He is named after both of his grandfathers. His name is Carmine Alexander and it fits him well. He is the 3rd generation of family with that name. His grandfather’s side is from Italy which is where the family name comes from. There is a restaurant in New York with the name Carmine’s which we frequent when we are visiting and there is a DJ in Florida with the same name. Hello to all the Carmine’s out there!
- Personal experiences with the name Carmine
My son is named Carmine. I have never met a Carmine before, but the name seems to fit my son perfectly. He's very smart, friendly and funny. He can figure things out very quickly, and often out smart me and my husband.
My name is Carmine,(pronounced Car-meen). I am Irish and a female. My mother named me Carmine because she liked the color. I am always getting compliments but Italians think it weird that I am named a boys name and try to call me by the female equivalent Carmina (Car-mee-na rather than Car-myn). Had many nasty nicknames because it was so unique and rarely does anyone get it right calling me carmin, Carmen or Carmel and it took even my husband awhile to learn it's spelling and pronunciation lol. Still I have never met anyone with this name. Many Carmen's and Carmel and such...I am very proud of its uniqueness. I still believe I am the only girl in the world with my name :p
Carmine is an ingredient used in food for a red or pink coloring. Carmine is literally crushed beetles. Look it up.
- Nicknames for Carmine
Minnie, Calm, Charming, Carminda(not so nice), Carmichael, Caramel,
- Meanings and history of the name Carmine
Carmine is the Italian masculine form of CARMEL. Which is influenced by the Latin word carminis "of song". Carmine when not a name (so carmine- lower case c) is a shade of red. Carmine is a pigment of a bright red color obtained from the carminic acid produced by some scale insects (the cochineal and the Polish cochineal)...and is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, rouge, yoghurt, cosmetics, food additives, and crimson ink.
Cleopatra would crush thousands of some beetle to get just an ounce of this crimson pigment that she would dye her hair with.
In Russian it means lipstick
In Indonesian field or paddock
In Latin Flower
In Korean it is Ca-me Ten flowers
In Serbian Fireplace
- Famous real-life people named Carmine
Carmine Dominick Giovinazzo plays Dectective Danny Messer on the hit show "CSI: New York" on CBS (in America). He was born August 24, 1973.
- Carmine in song, story & screen
Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa, character on the '70s sitcom "Laverne and Shirley"
Carmine Polito character on the Movie "American Hustle"