Colors Related to this Name: Red

Qualities Related to this Name: Compassionate, Idealistic

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #358 in 2013 and #383 in 2014.

Famous People

Carmen Electra (Movie Actress,TV Actor), Carmen Dell'Orefice (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Carmen Llywelyn (Movie Actress), Carmen Serano (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Carmen de Lavallade (Movie Actress), Carmen McRae (Singer), Carmen Argenziano (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Carmen Zapata (Movie Actress,TV Actress)


In English

Origin: Spanish Carmen, cognate with English Carmel. Made famous outside Spain by the opera Carmen (1875) by Georges Bizet.


-A town in Oklahoma.

-An unincorporated community in Idaho.

-( female name -comes from the Spanish language-) borrowed from Spanish in the nineteenth century.

-(dated) ( male name -comes from the Italian language-), an Anglicization of the Italian (Carmine). (Less common than the female name).

In Spanish

Origin: Shortened from María (del) Carmen, an epithet of the Virgin Mary at (Mount) Carmel, by folk etymology associated with Latin and Spanish carmen ‎(“song, poem”).


-The letter C in the Spanish phonetic alphabet

-( female name), traditionally popular in Spain.

In French


-( female name) of Spanish origin.

In German


-( female name) of Spanish origin.