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Carmine



Origin: Italian, Arabic

Meaning: an Italian masculine form of Carmen, the Spanish form of Carmel meaning "garden" in Hebrew; the spelling of Carmen was influenced by the Latin word carmen meaning "song" or "poem".

Carmine is also the name of a purplish-red color, derived from Arabic qirmaz meaning "crimson" and Latin minium meaning "red lead, cinnabar".


Variants:
  • Carmelo (Spanish, Italian)
  • Carmo (Portuguese)



Feminine forms:
  • Carmela (Italian, Spanish)
  • Carmella 
  • Carmen
  • Karmen
  • Carmina (Italian, Spanish)
  • Carme (Galician, Catalan)
  • Carmelita (Spanish diminutive of Carmel)



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