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Gender: Female Pronunciation: car-MEL-a Meaning of Carmela: "garden" Origin of Carmela: Italian and Spanish variation of Carmel

The name Carmela is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "garden". Carmela and is often added to lists like TV Mom Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

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It will be a long time before Carmela shakes the image of TV's Sopranos wife.

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Famous People Named Carmela

Carmela Remigio, Italian operatic soprano
Carmela Corren, Israeli singer
Carmela Carabelli (born Carmelina Negri), Italian mystic

Pop Culture References for the name Carmela

Carmela Corleone, character in The Godfather trilogy
Carmela Soprano, character on TV's "The Sopranos"
Carmela, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"



TechnoKitten Says:


nice name

Ruanne Says:


This is a name more common in Catholic and Spanish-speaking communities. It originally honors Our Lady of Mount Carmel, but it's used even by parents who aren't seeking that meaning.

juju_bee Says:


This is my mother's name, and a family name for many generations. She goes by Camille, which is also pretty, but I love the sweet nature meaning of Carmela. I also love the nickname Mela. Not sure if I would ever use it, but I can definitely appreciate it.