Spanish variation of Carmel

Carmen Origin and Meaning

The name Carmen is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "garden".

Carmen has long been associated with the sensuous, tragic heroine of Bizet's opera, based on a novel by Prosper Merimee; more recently it has called to mind two other bombshells: Carmen Miranda (born Maria) and Carmen Electra (born Tara), as well as the great jazz singer Carmen McRae. In the celebrity baby name world, this classic Spanish name for girls was used by Hilaria and Alec Baldwin for their daughter.

She has plenty of childhood references as well: Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava Cortez is a character from the Spy Kids trilogy, Carmen Lowell appears in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Carmen de la Pica Morales was a character on The L Word, and Carmen Sandiego is the clever anti-hero in the Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? computer-game franchise—she was named for Carmen Miranda and the city of San Diego.

In the Latin community, Carmen is also used as a boys’ name.

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Famous People Named Carmen

  • Carmen Miranda (born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha)Portuguese actress and singer
  • Carmen Electra (born Tara Leigh Patrick)American actress and model
  • Carmen Mercedes McRaeAmerican jazz singer
  • Carmen RasmusenCanadian,American country music singer ("American Idol")
  • Carmen McAleeru12 CLRG World Champion
  • Carmen MonarchaBrazilian singer
  • Carmen KassEstonian model
  • Carmen Isabella "Mandy" MillierEnglish actress
  • Carmen GarcĂ­a MauraSpanish actress
  • Carmen WhelanCanadian rhythmic gymnast
  • Carmen Mary Lawrence25th Premier of Western Australia
  • Carmen Carrera (born Christopher Roman)American transgender reality television personality, model and burlesque performer
  • Yvette Carmen MimieuxFrench,Mexican actress
  • Carmen Sylvapen name of Queen Elisabeth of Romania
  • Carmen Noel Canales (b. 2007)daughter of gymnast Dominique Moceanu and Michael Canales
  • Carmen Gabriela Baldwin (b. 2013)daughter of actor Alec Baldwin
  • Carmen Eliana Gonzalez Intal (b. 2018)daughter of Filipino professional basketball player JC Intal & Filipina TV host and model Bianca Gonzalez
  • Carmen AmayaSpanish dancer

Carmen in Pop Culture

  • "Carmen" opera by Georges Bizet and its main character
  • "Carmen Sandiego" video game, TV series and its main character
  • Carmen Consuela Lopezcharacter on "The George Lopez Show"
  • Carmen Lowellcharacter in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series
  • Carmencharacter in 1986 movie "The Color of Money"
  • Carmen HernĂĄndez Woodcharacter in the Blackwood Security series by Elise Noble
  • Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo Sky Brava Cortezcharacter in the Spy Kids movies
  • Carmen Tibideuxcharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Carmen Jonesmusical, movie and its main character
  • Carmen Marquez de Castillominor character in telenovela "Destinos"
  • Carmen Villaltacharacter in the 2012 silent film "Blancanieves"
  • Carmencharacter in "Bel Canto" by Ann Patchett
  • 'Carmen'song by Lana Del Rey
  • Carmencharacter from Deathvalley RPG
  • Carmena rabbit villager from Animal Crossing
  • Carmena mouse villager from Animal Crossing

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