Quick Facts on Carmelo
- Italian, Spanish
- Number of syllables:
- Ranking popularity:
Characteristics of Carmelo
Etymology & Historical Origin - Carmelo
Carmelo is a Spanish and Italian masculine name traditionally given in honor of “Our Lady of Carmel”, one of the many epithets given to the Blessed Mother. Mt. Carmel is the name of a mountain in the Holy Land (modern day Haifa in the northern region of Israel) which was populated by very early Christian hermits who were the forerunners of the Carmelite order of monks. The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to one of Mt. Carmel’s monks in the 13th century which is how she received the moniker “Our Lady of Carmel”. Carmel is Hebrew in origin, from the word “karmel” (כַּרְמֶל) meaning “garden, orchard” because the mountain’s slopes were blanketed with abundant vegetation. When Spanish people name their children after “Our Lady of Carmel” they generally use Carmen for baby girls and Carmelo for baby boys. Melo is a common nickname.
Popularity of the Name Carmelo
Carmelo has been around in the United States since 1911 but has been used very sporadically. This name has bounced on and off the charts so many times in the past 100+ years we’d say it doesn’t know if it’s staying or going. Carmelo’s latest reappearance in 2004, however, has demonstrated the most promise for this uncommon masculine name. What prompted the sudden and renewed interest in the name? That credit can go to basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony who began his NBA career in 2003. Recently traded to the New York Knicks, Anthony spent most of his career with the Denver Nuggets. Carmelo Anthony was named after his Puerto Rican father (his mother is African-American). Today in the United States, the name Carmelo is no longer bestowed primarily by Hispanic-Americans, but rather by basketball fans in general. And perhaps when Carmelo Anthony retires from basketball he’ll find time to put his “gardening” skills to work. Shouldn’t all Carmelo’s have a green-thumb?
Popularity of the Boy Name Carmelo
You need Adobe Flash Player 6 (or above) to view the charts. It is a free and lightweight installation from Adobe.com. Please click here
to install the same.
Cultural References to the Baby Name - Carmelo
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Carmelo
Carmelo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Carmelo.
Popular Songs on Carmelo
Carmelo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Carmelo.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Carmelo
Carmelo - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Carmelo.
Famous People Named Carmelo
Famous People Named Carmelo - Carmelo Anthony (basketball player); Carmelo Martínez (baseball player); Carmelo Gómez (Spanish actor); Carmelo Torres Fregoso (Mexican matador); Carmelo Di Bella (Italian footballer); Carmelo Arden Quin (Uruguayan artist)
Children of Famous People Named Carmelo
Famous People Who Named Their Son Carmelo - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Carmelo.
Carmelo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Carmelo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Carmelo.
Personality of the Boy Name Carmelo
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Carmelo