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Carmen Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Carmen is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Carmen is "song".  

It is also of English and Spanish origin, where its meaning is "fruit garden, orchard, vineyard".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 383  in baby name popularity for girls with 846 occurrences.  It ranked 4248 in popular baby names for boys with 23 occurrences. 

View the Carmen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Carmen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Carmen to other names.


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Related Names

Carmen is a form of the name Carmel.

The names Karmel, Karmele are all forms of Carmen.

Carmen has the diminutive (nickname) Carmencita.

Other Tidbits

Carmen falls into the musical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Carmen Miranda.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Carmen in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Carmen.

Just for fun, see the name Carmen in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Carmen in Nautical Flags page.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.