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Carmen

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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 1,049 757 292
1921 1,092 776 316
1922 1,100 783 317
1923 1,228 925 303
1924 1,283 939 344
1925 1,275 940 335
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 1,042 872 170
1946 1,283 1,070 213
1947 1,471 1,237 234
1948 1,545 1,310 235
1949 1,681 1,457 224
1950 1,657 1,458 199
1951 1,768 1,569 199
1952 1,810 1,607 203
1953 1,944 1,725 219
1954 1,993 1,779 214
1955 2,243 2,047 196
1956 2,409 2,201 208
1957 2,459 2,222 237
1958 2,345 2,122 223
1959 2,444 2,212 232
1960 2,616 2,440 176
1961 2,621 2,398 223
1962 2,588 2,408 180
1963 2,513 2,345 168
1964 2,555 2,377 178
1965 2,305 2,147 158
1966 2,255 2,120 135
1967 2,309 2,174 135
1968 2,421 2,268 153
1969 2,338 2,196 142
1970 2,332 2,205 127
1971 2,264 2,138 126
1972 2,090 1,967 123
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 1,726 1,631 95
1978 1,531 1,426 105
1979 1,687 1,610 77
1980 1,559 1,459 100
1981 1,555 1,448 107
1982 1,385 1,315 70
1983 1,297 1,226 71
1984 1,374 1,298 76
1985 1,246 1,169 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 1,406 1,314 92
1991 1,303 1,236 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 1,188 1,121 67
1999 1,188 1,139 49
2000 1,260 1,194 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 1,352 1,310 42
2009 1,130 1,104 26
2010 1,050 1,013 37
2011 954 916 38
2012 966 938 28
2013 903 877 26
2014 875 852 23
2015 871 849 22

Fun Facts about the name Carmen

  • How many people with the first name Carmen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 151,793 babies born with the first name Carmen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carmen to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carmen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Carmen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carmen is Thursday, August 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Carmen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carmen was in 1960 with a total of 2,440 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carmen!
  • Random Carmen Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carmen ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 46 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Carmen: Your name in reverse order is Nemrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ernamc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carmen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,161 people with the last name Carmen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carmen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Carmen as their last name.

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Popularity of Carmen as a first name

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Popularity of Carmen as a last name

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Common last names for Carmen

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  • Rivera
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Hernandez
  • Torres
  • Ortiz
  • Sanchez
  • Santiago
  • Cruz
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  • Morales
  • Ramos
  • Ramirez
  • Colon
  • Reyes
  • Fernandez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carmen U.S.
  White 64.35% 64.26%
  African American 7.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carmen

People with the last name Carmen are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Wiktionary

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.

  1. A female given name borrowed from Spanish in the nineteenth century.
  2. (dated, rare) A male given name.
  3. A town in Oklahoma.
  4. An unincorporated community in Idaho.

Carmen was also found in the following language(s): French, German, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Carmen

Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Carmen was given the name Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo on October 22nd, 1973 in Kensington, London, England.

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Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, television personality, singer, entertainer, singing, and entertainment. She was most active from 1990 to present. Carmen was given the name Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20th, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S. Carmen is also known as Tara Patrick, Patrick, and Tara Leigh.

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Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was a singer, dancer, and actress. She holds the title Chegou a hora da fogueira and Alô... Alô?. She was most prominent from 1928 to 1955. Carmen was given the name Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9th, 1909 in Marco de Canaveses. Carmen is also known as The Brazilian Bombshell, The Chiquita Banana Girl, and A Pequena Notável (in Brazil). She left this life on August 5th, 1955.

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Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera is a noteworthy individual. Carmen was given the name Christopher Roman on April 13th, 1985 in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Carmen is also known as Roman and Christopher.

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Carmen Dell'Orefice

Carmen Dell'Orefice is a model and model (people). Carmen was born on June 3rd, 1931 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Carmen Silvera

Carmen Silvera was an actor and actress. She was most active from 1962 to 2001. Carmen was given the name Carmen Blanche Silvera on June 2nd, 1922 in Toronto, Canada. She left this life on August 3rd, 2002.

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  • Carmen Argenziano
    (actor)
  • Carmen Herrera
    (important human)
  • Carmen Ortiz
    (U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Carmen Maura
    (actress)
  • Carmen Jordá
    (athlete)
  • Leticia Calderón
    (actor)
  • Carmen Aristegui
    (journalist)
  • Gioia Bruno
    (singing)
  • Carmen Chaplin
    (actor)
  • Carmen Reinhart
    (noteworthy person)
  • Carmen Hart
    (famous person)
  • Carmen de Lavallade
    (dancer)
  • Carmen Fariña
    (New York City Schools Chancellor)
  • Carmen Dragon
    (conductor)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Carmen

Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen is a pop rock, power pop, and soft rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1967. Eric was given the name Eric Howard Carmen on August 11th, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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Loene Carmen

Loene Carmen is an alternative country, country rock, folk music, outlaw country, singer-songwriter, rock, roll, and torch singer singer-songwriter and actor. She was most prominent from 1987 to present. Loene was born in Adelaide.

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Julie Carmen

Julie Carmen is an influential somebody. She has had major accomplishments since 1978. Julie was born on April 4th, 1954.

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Jeanne Carmen

Jeanne Carmen was an actress, model, pin-up girl, trick-shot golfer, actor, model (people), and pin-up model. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2005. Jeanne was given the name Jeanne Laverne Carmen on August 4th, 1930 in Paragould, Arkansas, U.S. Jeanne is also known as Jeannie Carman, Saba Dareaux, Carmen, and Jeanne Laverne. She passed away on December 20th, 2007.

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Ronnie del Carmen

Ronnie del Carmen is a film director, storyboard artist, designer, and illustrator. Ronnie was given the name Ronaldo del Carmen on December 31st, 1959 in Philippines. Ronnie is also known as del Carmen and Ronaldo.

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Jewel Carmen

Jewel Carmen was an actress. She was most prominent from 1912 to 1912. Jewel was given the name Florence Lavina Quick on July 13th, 1897 in Danville, Kentucky, U.S. Jewel is also known as Evelyn Quick, Florence La Vinci, Jewell Carman, Quick, Florence Lavina; Quick, and Evelyn. She left this life on March 4th, 1984.

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What does the name Carmen mean?

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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