[ 2 syll. car-men, ca-rm-en ] The baby boy name Carmen is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is KAAR-MahN (English) or KAAR-MehN (Spanish) †. Carmen is used chiefly in the English and French languages, and it is derived from Hebrew-Latin origins. Carmen is a variant of the name Carmine (Italian and English).
Carmen is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1916, 0.030% of baby boys were given the name Carmen. It ranked at #311 then. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is today of very light use. Out of all boy names in its group, Carmen was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. In the past century Carmen has mostly been a girl name. In 1981, the name Carmen was given to 14 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Carmen include Carman, Carmin, Carmon, Carmun, Karman, Karmine, Caerwyn, Carim, Carión, Carmain, Carmaine, Carmee, Carmey, Carmi, Carmie, Carmine, Carmy, Carmyn, Carmyne, and Carney.
† Pronunciation for Carmen: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"