Carmen Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Carmen:
Spanish cognate of Carmel (vineyard, orchard). Var: Carman, Carmon.
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Carmela, Carmelita, Carm, Carms/Carmz, Nemrac, Nemzy, Carmensita, Nemarcian
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Meanings of the Name "Carmen"
Also the Spanish form of the Hebrew Carmel. Famous bearer: Bizet's opera 'Carmen', first performed in 1875.
- Famous real-life people named Carmen
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
"Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?", video game series and PBS children's show teaching geography, later rebooted as the Netflix show "Carmen Sandiego".
"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