Carmine

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
666
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carmine

"Carmine" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Song". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"mine
Senses
  1. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.
  2. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.
  3. [Chem] The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.

Etymology: F. carmincf. Sp. carmin, It. carminio), contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See Crimson

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A variable color averaging a vivid red
  2. Color carmine
  3. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
Wiktionary

From French carmin, from irregular Medieval Latin carminium, itself from Arabic قِرْمِز (qirmiz, “crimson, kermes”) (from Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija, “produced by worms”), from कृमि (kṛ́mi, “worm, insect”)), plus or with influence from Latin minium.

  1. A purplish-red pigment, made from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives
  2. A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.

carmine was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

Notable Persons Named Carmine

Carmine Appice is a hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, heavy metal music, and glam metal musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1966 to present. Carmine was born Carmine Appice on December 15th, 1946 in United States.

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Carmine Falcone is a comics character.

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Carmine Persico is a boss of the colombo crime family and colombo crime family.

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Carmine Galante was a boss (crime), gangster, rum-running, illegal drug trade, racket (crime), crime boss, mobster, bootlegger, drug trafficker, and racketeer. Carmine was given the name Camillo Galante on February 21st, 1910 in East Harlem. Carmine is also known as Lilo" and "The Cigar". He breathed his last breath on July 12th, 1979.

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Carmine was born on June 11th, 1910 in New York City. He died on April 26th, 1991.

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Carmine was given the name Carmine Dominick Giovinazzo on August 24th, 1973 in Port Richmond, Staten Island.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carmine

Laura Carmine is an actress. She was most active from 2008 to present. Laura was born on March 1st, 1983 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Michael was born on March 6th, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He left this life on October 14th, 1989.

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Samuel Di Carmine is a soccer player for the Virtus Entella, A.C. Perugia Calcio, ACF Fiorentina, Queens Park Rangers F.C., A.S.D. Gallipoli Football 1909, Frosinone Calcio, A.S. Cittadella, S.S. Juve Stabia, Italy national under-18 football team, and Italy national under-19 football team. Samuel was born on September 20th, 1988 in Florence, Italy.

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Renato De Carmine was an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to 2009. Renato was born on January 25th, 1923 in Rome. He breathed his last breath on July 18th, 2010.

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Stefania was born on December 13th, 1966 in Ponte Capriasca.

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How popular is the baby name Carmine in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1900 10 0 10
1901 6 0 6
1902 7 0 7
1903 14 0 14
1904 14 0 14
1905 19 0 19
1906 14 0 14
1907 25 5 20
1908 18 0 18
1909 26 0 26
1910 23 0 23
1911 50 0 50
1912 105 0 105
1913 119 6 113
1914 145 7 138
1915 179 7 172
1916 192 6 186
1917 172 6 166
1918 203 13 190
1919 207 5 202
1920 226 12 214
1921 227 11 216
1922 237 7 230
1923 229 5 224
1924 226 8 218
1925 222 10 212
1926 205 8 197
1927 227 9 218
1928 220 6 214
1929 190 8 182
1930 208 9 199
1931 198 10 188
1932 176 8 168
1933 136 0 136
1934 151 7 144
1935 145 9 136
1936 138 0 138
1937 121 6 115
1938 148 11 137
1939 119 10 109
1940 105 0 105
1941 137 6 131
1942 127 0 127
1943 139 9 130
1944 117 5 112
1945 94 0 94
1946 130 6 124
1947 124 0 124
1948 130 0 130
1949 133 0 133
1950 131 6 125
1951 138 7 131
1952 116 7 109
1953 132 10 122
1954 116 9 107
1955 125 12 113
1956 137 13 124
1957 128 6 122
1958 128 0 128
1959 121 6 115
1960 132 11 121
1961 133 11 122
1962 120 5 115
1963 142 8 134
1964 123 7 116
1965 103 8 95
1966 112 10 102
1967 116 9 107
1968 102 13 89
1969 86 9 77
1970 112 0 112
1971 95 0 95
1972 66 0 66
1973 91 10 81
1974 60 5 55
1975 69 5 64
1976 73 5 68
1977 75 10 65
1978 54 6 48
1979 76 5 71
1980 70 0 70
1981 49 0 49
1982 64 0 64
1983 60 0 60
1984 58 0 58
1985 56 0 56
1986 57 0 57
1987 60 0 60
1988 62 0 62
1989 49 6 43
1990 51 0 51
1991 44 0 44
1992 43 0 43
1993 45 0 45
1994 48 0 48
1995 53 0 53
1996 48 0 48
1997 35 0 35
1998 44 0 44
1999 43 0 43
2000 38 0 38
2001 44 0 44
2002 36 0 36
2003 47 0 47
2004 63 0 63
2005 205 0 205
2006 266 5 261
2007 212 0 212
2008 172 0 172
2009 168 6 162
2010 137 0 137
2011 145 0 145
2012 126 0 126
2013 136 5 131
2014 160 5 155
2015 150 0 150
2016 129 0 129

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Popularity of Carmine as a first name

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Popularity of Carmine as a last name

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Common last names for Carmine

  • Russo
  • Esposito
  • Romano
  • Giordano
  • Marino
  • Napolitano
  • Caruso
  • Lombardi
  • Devito
  • Ruggiero
  • Carbone
  • Gallo

Common first names for Carmine

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Carmine U.S.
  White 91.14% 64.26%
  African American 3.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Carmine

People with the last name Carmine are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Carmine

  • How Popular is the name Carmine? Carmine is the 2,131st most popular name of all time. As a last name Carmine was the 34,110th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Carmine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,040 babies born with the first name Carmine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carmine to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carmine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Carmine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carmine is Wednesday, November 24th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Carmine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carmine was in 2006 with a total of 261 babies.
  • Random Carmine Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carmine ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 12 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Carmine: Your name in reverse order is Enimrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icmrnae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Carmine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 666 people with the last name Carmine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Carmine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Carmine as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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