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

Carmela Origin and Meaning

The name Carmela is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "garden".

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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.