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151k
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since 1880

Carmen

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Poem
  • #464 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Carmen" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 7 7 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 8 8 0
1884 14 14 0
1885 24 24 0
1886 16 16 0
1887 12 12 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 27 27 0
1890 28 28 0
1891 31 31 0
1892 41 41 0
1893 39 39 0
1894 54 49 5
1895 34 29 5
1896 56 48 8
1897 58 53 5
1898 71 63 8
1899 48 38 10
1900 101 91 10
1901 88 76 12
1902 80 75 5
1903 101 90 11
1904 92 80 12
1905 101 89 12
1906 155 135 20
1907 148 125 23
1908 134 122 12
1909 183 157 26
1910 222 181 41
1911 255 199 56
1912 326 231 95
1913 424 300 124
1914 547 374 173
1915 694 483 211
1916 784 508 276
1917 817 559 258
1918 910 637 273
1919 889 633 256
1920 1,048 756 292
1921 1,091 775 316
1922 1,099 782 317
1923 1,228 925 303
1924 1,283 939 344
1925 1,276 941 335
1926 1,280 957 323
1927 1,346 1,020 326
1928 1,346 1,017 329
1929 1,335 1,065 270
1930 1,317 1,042 275
1931 1,177 932 245
1932 1,121 886 235
1933 1,097 831 266
1934 1,076 852 224
1935 1,042 831 211
1936 1,054 846 208
1937 990 775 215
1938 996 793 203
1939 976 776 200
1940 1,043 823 220
1941 1,188 957 231
1942 1,252 990 262
1943 1,264 1,035 229
1944 1,142 942 200
1945 1,041 871 170
1946 1,283 1,070 213
1947 1,471 1,237 234
1948 1,546 1,311 235
1949 1,681 1,457 224
1950 1,655 1,456 199
1951 1,769 1,570 199
1952 1,808 1,605 203
1953 1,944 1,725 219
1954 1,993 1,779 214
1955 2,244 2,048 196
1956 2,407 2,199 208
1957 2,460 2,223 237
1958 2,343 2,120 223
1959 2,445 2,213 232
1960 2,616 2,440 176
1961 2,620 2,397 223
1962 2,588 2,408 180
1963 2,514 2,346 168
1964 2,555 2,377 178
1965 2,303 2,145 158
1966 2,255 2,120 135
1967 2,310 2,175 135
1968 2,421 2,268 153
1969 2,338 2,196 142
1970 2,329 2,202 127
1971 2,265 2,139 126
1972 2,091 1,968 123
1973 1,861 1,755 106
1974 1,841 1,750 91
1975 1,891 1,777 114
1976 1,709 1,615 94
1977 1,725 1,630 95
1978 1,533 1,428 105
1979 1,687 1,610 77
1980 1,558 1,458 100
1981 1,555 1,448 107
1982 1,386 1,316 70
1983 1,297 1,226 71
1984 1,374 1,298 76
1985 1,244 1,167 77
1986 1,276 1,198 78
1987 1,234 1,149 85
1988 1,246 1,166 80
1989 1,256 1,188 68
1990 1,407 1,315 92
1991 1,302 1,235 67
1992 1,274 1,202 72
1993 1,160 1,092 68
1994 1,233 1,165 68
1995 1,068 1,005 63
1996 931 869 62
1997 1,060 1,012 48
1998 1,187 1,120 67
1999 1,188 1,139 49
2000 1,259 1,193 66
2001 1,211 1,173 38
2002 1,083 1,020 63
2003 1,336 1,289 47
2004 1,399 1,363 36
2005 1,281 1,227 54
2006 1,329 1,282 47
2007 1,286 1,241 45
2008 1,350 1,308 42
2009 1,130 1,104 26
2010 1,049 1,012 37
2011 953 915 38
2012 965 937 28
2013 903 877 26
2014 869 846 23

Want to know about the populiarty of Carmen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 150,900 babies born with the name Carmen in the United States. That's more than enough Carmens to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carmen" was in 1960 with a total of 2,440 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carmens)

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carmen" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 36 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 1,042 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Carmen popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Carmen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Carmen as well as things modernly associated with the name Carmen such as celebrities named Carmen.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Carmen

The name "Carmen" is of Latin origin, and it means "Poem". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Carmen was born in 1972 as Tara Leigh Patrick in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S.

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Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda is a singer, dancer, and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1928 to 1955. Carmen was born in 1909 as Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal.

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Carmen Luvana

Carmen Luvana is an adult biography. Carmen was born in 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

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Carmen Salinas

Carmen Salinas is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Carmen was born in 1933 as Pancracia Salinas Delano in Mapimi, Durango, Mexico.

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Leticia Calderón

Leticia Calderón is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Leticia was born in 1968 as Carmen Leticia Calderon Leon in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

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Carmen Kass

Carmen Kass is a model. Carmen was born in 1978 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nemrac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Neamcr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Carmen born Feb 16, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Carmen

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