Carmella Name Meaning

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What Does Carmella Mean?

If you're looking for a sweet name with a unique and classic sound to it, Carmella might be a good choice. In Spanish and Italian, both romance languages, the name can be gendered masculine to "Carmelo."

Though the name sounds Mediterranean, its origin is actually from the Hebrew for "garden." It stems from Mount Carmel in Israel, which is known for its bountiful orchards. Carmella also has biblical roots.

  • Origin: Carmella is a Hebrew name meaning "garden" or "orchard."
  • Gender: Carmella is most commonly a girl's name.
  • Pronunciation: Kaar-meh-luh

Although many baby names are often separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in selecting names. It's important to choose a name you feel fits your child best.

How Popular Is the Name Carmella?

The popularity of the name Carmella peaked in 1922, with 544 births, representing .044 percent of total female births that year. But popularity fell across the early 1900s into the 1940s when it enjoyed a brief spike to the 618th position in the 1,000 most popular names in America. Each year since, it has ranked below the 690th position. As of 2020, Carmella was not among the most popular 1,000 names, according to Social Security Administration data.

Name Variations

Variations of the name Carmella include:

  • Carmela/Carméla (Italian, Spanish, Romanian)
  • Karméla (Mangyar Hungarian)
  • Karmela (Croatian)
  • Karmella (Hebrew)

Similar Names

Names that sound similar to Carmella include:

  • Armela
  • Armelia
  • Carmel
  • Carmelia
  • Carmelita
  • Carmen
  • Camellia

More Names Starting with a C and Ending with a Vowel:

  • Cadena
  • Cadence
  • Calantha
  • Camilla
  • Cassandra
  • Cellina
  • Crisanta
  • Cyrene

Suggested Sibling Names

Some names that might go well with Carmella are:

  • Angel
  • Angelina
  • Briella
  • Dominic
  • Daniella
  • Pasquale
  • Saraya

Famous People Named Carmella

There's only a handful of famous Carmellas, including:

  • Carmella DeCesare, an American Model and WWE fighter
  • Carmella Stanley Costabile, daughter of American singer/songwriter Christina Perri

More Baby Names

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By Taylor Grothe
Taylor is a freelance writer, fiction author, and a nonbinary parent to two little children, ages five and three. Their fiction work can be found in Bag of Bones Press and Coffin Bell Journal, and their first novel is on submission to major publishing houses.