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

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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Famous People Named Carmelita

Carmelita Jeter, American Olympic sprinter
Carmelita Geraghty, American silent film actress
Carmelita Tropicana (born Alina Troyano), Cuban-American actress
Carmelita González, Mexican actress
Carmelita Hinton, American progressive educator

Pop Culture References for the name Carmelita

Carmelita Spats, character in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Carmelita Montoya Fox, character in the Sly Cooper video game series
"Carmelita," song by Warren Zevon