Gender: Female Meaning of Carmelita: "garden" Origin of Carmelita: Diminutive of Carmel, Hebrew

Carmelita Origin and Meaning:

The name Carmelita is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "garden".

Carmelita is an obscure short form of an obscure name that may rise to new prominence during the 2012 Olympics, via runner Carmelita Jeter aka "The World's Fastest Woman." Carmelita has a particularly international flavor with the original Carmel a Hebrew name long popular in Ireland, with Carmelita itself most popular in Latin countries.

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ambercat Says:


I think that there is a Carmelita Street/Avenue in the suburbs of Los Angeles -- it sounds very familiar. I'm sure that I've seen it in computerized directions before. Maybe because of this, I always associate the name with very old Spanish speaking families in California (who were living here long before California became a state or was even part of the USA).