Carmen
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
KAHR-mən
Meaning
Garden of God
More info about the name "Carmen"

Carmen is a Spanish form of Carmel, influenced by carmen, a Latin word for song. Carmel originates in Hebrew language and means "garden of God". In the Bible, Carmel was a mountain range in Israel, as well as an ancient town in Judea. As a feminine given name it was probably derived from the Virgin Mary Our Lady of Carmel. Carmen is the name of the famous opera by George Bizet.

Popularity of the Name Carmen
Also Spelled Like...

Carme, Karmen, Carmina

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