Carmel Name Meaning & Origin
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Having this name definitely helps build ones character, you eventually have to take things in stride because you never hear the cotton pickin end of it. For me I just get tired of correcting after awhile and let people say whats comfortable. I only irritates me when a English major or a minister gets it wrong. Go figure it's in the Bible. I sometimes wish my parents had named me something that sounded sensible, but I guess I wouldn't have as much fun. I've always felt perhaps people don't take me seriously when they hear a name that reminds them of candy. In other ways I love it because of the uniqueness & playfulness.
I agree. It's unbelievable how often it gets mispronounced, how mystified people are about its origins. Irish people are more familiar with it ("Hey! I met a Carmel who's not Irish!") but associate it with their grandmothers. People relate a bit if you tell them it's like Carmela without the end.
Carmel and Marcel are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Carmel
Well, when people hear my name they usually think of Caramel.
Karmel - Hated it as a child. Went by KC because my middle name was Celeste and it just worked. But then in Middle/HighSchool I realized how unique it was. It was mine. I still correct people. My go to phrase is, "It's like Carmel California, but with a 'K'."
- Nicknames for Carmel
My mum's nicknames - Carm, Caramel, Camel, Caramello Koala
Carmel-Mine are Melli, Mel, Carmela, Caramel, Cam
Carm. In childhood, Carmie.
Karmel - Karmee
- Meanings and history of the name Carmel
From the Hebrew kerem-el "vineyard of God".
Used by Roman Catholic from the epithet of Virgin Mary at Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament and was the site of several early Christian monasteries.
Carmel is a quaint seaside town in California.
- Famous real-life people named Carmel
Carmel Quinn, Irish entertainer.
Carmel Snow, Irish-American former editor of the American edition of Harper's Bazaar.
Carmel Myers, American silent film actress.
- Carmel in song, story & screen
Carmel is a character in the 1944 film, The Uninvited