See also: carmen and Cármen

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Spanish Carmen, cognate with English Carmel. Made famous outside Spain by the opera Carmen (1875) by Georges Bizet. The male name is from Italian Carmine.

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Carmen

  1. A female given name from Spanish in the nineteenth century.
    • 1914, Keith Clark, The Spell of Spain, The Page Company, published 1914, page 223:
      Not all of them looked "Spanish", but, no doubt, all of them were Spanish, even the blue-eyed, white, sylph-like creature, dressed in pale blue and white, who looked much more like a Murillo Madonna than like Carmen, but who danced like a Carmen, with a lithe, luring body entirely without stays[...]
    • 1988, Elmore Leonard, Killshot, Arbor House, published 1989, →ISBN, page 145:
      "But your Mom won," Carmen said, "and named you after a movie star. Moms get away with murder. Mine, you probably think, named me after the girl in the opera."
      "Tell you the truth," Wayne said, "I never thought about it."
      "She didn't. She named me after Guy Lombardo's brother, Carmen Lombardo, he sang with the band.
  2. (dated, rare) A male given name from Italian.
  3. A surname.
  4. A town in Oklahoma.
  5. An unincorporated community in Idaho.

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Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish Carmen.

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Carmen

  1. A municipality of Cebu, Philippines
  2. a female given name from Spanish

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Carmen.

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Etymology edit

Ultimately from Spanish Carmen, from Carmelo, ultimately from Hebrew כַּרְמֶל.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑr.mən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Car‧men

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Carmen f

  1. a female given name

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Carmen f

  1. a female given name from Spanish

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Carmen

  1. a female given name from Spanish

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Carmen f (genitive/dative lui Carmen)

  1. a female given name from Spanish

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Etymology edit

Shortened from María (del) Carmen, an epithet of the Virgin Mary at (Mount) Carmel, by folk etymology associated with Latin and Spanish carmen (song, poem).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɾmen/ [ˈkaɾ.mẽn]
  • Rhymes: -aɾmen
  • Syllabification: Car‧men

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Carmen f

  1. a female given name transferred from the place name, traditionally popular in Spain
  2. the letter C in the Spanish spelling alphabet