Carmen

Carmen - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Carmen, meaning garden, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #282. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Carmen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Carmen? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Carmen. The baby girl name Carmen was given to 896 baby girls in 2012, ranking #338 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,577 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Carmen peaked in popularity 51 years ago in 1968 on position 142.



Famous with this name

Carmen Ejogo
Carmen Electra
Carmen Serano


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Carmen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Carmen is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #180 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #595.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Carmen is where you live.


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Carmen origin and meaning

Carmen is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means garden. To see famous people named Carmen, pop culture references for the name Carmen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Carmen

We've found the following names that sound similar to Carmen, sorted by popularity.

Corinne / Corrine / Charmaine / Corina / Carina / Corine / Caryn / Caren / Corinna / Corrina /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012338
2011353
2010315
2009300
2008262
2007280
2006258
2005266
2004238
2003253
2002305
2001267
2000271
1999276
1998279
1997285
1996317
1995269
1994239
1993256
1992229
1991229
1990217
1989232
1988225
1987235
1986221
1985225
1984204
1983207
1982208
1981187
1980184
1979172
1978182
1977166
1976159
1975153
1974157
1973156
1972144
1971153
1970152
1969149
1968142
1967157
1966164
1965166
1964163
1963168
1962170
1961170
1960167
1959174
1958178
1957172
1956166
1955167
1954184
1953185
1952185
1951185
1950188
1949189
1948204
1947212
1946218
1945223
1944210
1943204
1942208
1941198
1940212
1939217
1938218
1937217
1936200
1935208
1934211
1933212
1932208
1931199
1930185
1929188
1928201
1927201
1926202
1925211
1924208
1923212
1922233
1921235
1920237
1919259
1918256
1917264
1916270
1915270
1914282
1913271
1912304
1911288
1910282

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia180
Mississippi199
South Carolina206
Alabama230
District of Columbia259
Ohio272
Arizona280
North Carolina284
Idaho296
Virginia297
Arkansas297
Washington302
Illinois307
Nevada315
Kentucky320
Texas324
California327
Indiana335
Maryland335
Louisiana336
Florida356
Minnesota359
Tennessee361
Michigan386
Missouri397
New York398
Oklahoma423
Oregon433
Colorado442
Wisconsin476
Pennsylvania499
Kansas503
New Jersey567
Massachusetts574
Utah595

Even more about Carmen


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Carmen a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Carmen?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1968
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Carmen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,577
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +896

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