Carmen name meaning

Updated: March 13th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Hebrew and Latin
Usage: Arabic, English, Arabic, Spanish, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Carmen cahr-men
Meaning: Garden, Orchard, Son of Talmai, Variant of Carmel, Fruit Garden and The Virgin of Mount Karmel
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What does Carmen mean?

Prevailing and Enduring Carmen has its origin in Hebrew and Latin is used principally in Finnish, English, Arabic, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic and Danish, Carmen means "Garden, Orchard, Son of Talmai, Variant of Carmel, Fruit Garden or The Virgin of Mount Karmel" is bestowed upon both boys and girls.

Carmen is celebrated on July 16th.

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How do I pronounce Carmen?

The most common pronunciation of two syllabled Carmen is cahr-men. c(a)-rmen or car-men are another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Carmen

Caniad, Charmaine, Carmelia, Carmel, Carmela, Ana Carmen, Anna, Ananias, Anianus, Ana, Charamy, Sharmayne, Carmaletta, Aenne, Anella, Anki, Hanna, Ans, Aemiliana, Anacarolina, Anani, Anian, Aana, Thena, Aldana, Anaclara

Nicknames for Carmen

If you're looking for a nickname, there is a Plateful that works with the the baby name Carmen. Some of these are:

Names that rhyme with Carmen

How popular is the name Carmen?

a popular name in United States having over 154188 recievers in 263 years of usage. When at the peak of its usage in 1968, the moniker grabbed the 142nd spot and 2440 baby girls were given the name.

In addition to that, the name has been in the top 500 baby names a staggering 177 times Also, Carmen was a popular name in France. Over 30740 babies have been named Carmen since 1900.

When at the peak of its usage in 1929, it ranked 84th when 626 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. However after 130 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts.

Additionally, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 22 times Also, Carmen was among the popular names in Spain. Since emerging in 2002 around 33987 babies have been given the name.

When at the peak of its usage in 2018, it ranked 13rd when 2785 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. However after 15 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts but still performing better than most of the names.

In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 15 times

A common name in England and Wales with over 1977 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 2004, it ranked 318th when 126 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. Carmen is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 100 names.

In 1998, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 82 on girl names chart when 82 babies were given the name Carmen. Over 828 people have been named Carmen in Switzerland.

Also, in Netherlands, in just 5 years, it has made it to the top 300 names. Recently in 2016, 62 babies were given Carmen and it reached its peak ranking, 217 on girl names chart.

Over 228 babies in Netherlands have been named Carmen.

Carmen is a unique baby name in Queensland during its short run, it been to the top 100 names. In 1980, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 91 on girl names chart when 38 babies were named Carmen.

The given name is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, although it has been in use since 1964 but could not make beyond the top 400. Over 119 babies in Ireland have been named Carmen.

In Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and achieved its top ranking of 647 in 1995. Over 148 babies in Belgium have been named Carmen.

Carmen is a rare baby name in Queensland there is very thin chances of it still being given.

However things change on global perspective, Carmen is extremely popular in Venezuela where every 1 in 60 have the name as well as in, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Germany and Puerto Rico.

Also the baby name is popular in Dominican Republic, Chile, Philippines, Guatemala, Bolivia, Romania, Mozambique, Cuba, Paraguay, Honduras, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, South Africa, Uruguay, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, England, Egypt, Jamaica, Austria and Australia.

At least, 4160000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our findings.

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Carmen in Nordic countries

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Here's what numbers has to say about Carmen

You are always there to help people in need with a good advice or do something that would ease up their situation, or at least make them feel more comfortable in their own skin. Positive energy adores your spirit. You push yourself to your limits and beyond. You are also a great storyteller and always share the best experiences. You always act like everything's just great. You learn from your mistakes faster than others.

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Middle names for Carmen

There are many familiar and new middle names that are commonly paired with Carmen.

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Sibling Names for Carmen

Introducing the baby name "Carmen"! If you're drawn to this classic and elegant name, it might be fun to consider pairing it with a sibling name that complements its style. Check out this list of names below for some inspiration!

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Names for Carmen's brother

Famous people named Carmen

  • Carmen Lawrence, Australian academic and former politician
  • Carmen Covito, Italian writer and translator
  • Carmen Laforet, Spanish author
  • Carmen Finestra, American producer and TV writer
  • Carmen Monarcha, Brazilian operatic soprano
  • Carmen Policy, attorney and American football executive best
  • Carmen Fraga Estévez, Spanish politician and Member of the European Parliament with the People's Party
  • Carmen Callil, Australian publisher
  • Carmen Helena Téllez, Venezuelan-American music conductor
  • Carmen Naranjo, Costa Rican novelist, poet and essayist
  • Carmen Julia Álvarez, Venezuelan actress
  • Carmen Leggio, American jazz tenor saxophonist
  • Carmen Gloria Quintana, Chilean woman
  • Carmen Argibay, member of the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice
  • Carmen Melis, Italian operatic soprano
  • Carmen Valero, former middle-distance runner from Spain,
  • Carmen Vincelj, German professional dancer
  • Carmen Frei, Chilean politician and teacher
  • Carmen Rinke, retired boxer from Canada
  • Carmen Romero, retired Cuban discus thrower
  • Carmen Firan, poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist
  • Carmen Weber, first wife of Chilean ex-president Ricardo Lagos and mother of politician Ricardo Lagos Weber
  • Carmen Linares, stage name of Carmen Pacheco Rodríguez
  • Carmen Barth, male American boxer
  • Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author
  • Carmen Miranda, Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer
  • Carmen Dominicci, travel blogger, journalist, news anchor
  • Carmen Basilio, American professional boxer
  • Carmen Amaya, Spanish Romani flamenco dancer and singer,
  • Carmen Kass, Estonian model and former political candidate
  • Carmen Cortez, fictional character in the four 'Spy Kids' films
  • Carmen Argenziano, American actor
  • Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American country music artist
  • Carmen Lombardo, younger brother of bandleader Guy Lombardo
  • Carmen Silvera, British comic actress
  • Carmen Jovet, journalist and the first Puerto Rican woman news anchor
  • Carmen Delia Dipini, singer of boleros
  • Carmen Lozano Dumler, military person
  • Carmen Chaplin, British and French actress and film director
  • Carmen Belén Richardson, Puerto Rican actress and comedian
  • Carmen E. Arroyo, first Hispanic woman elected to the New York State Assembly
  • Carmen Provenzano, Canadian politician
  • Carmen Russo, Italian dancer, actress
  • Carmen Șerban, Romanian folk singer with over 26 albums released
  • Carmen Campuzano, Mexican actress, fashion model, DJ.
  • Carmen Ejogo, British television and film actress and singer
  • Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer, and arranger
  • Carmen Cavallaro, American pianist
  • Carmen Munroe, British actress
  • Carmen Boullosa, Mexican poet, novelist and playwright

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