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See also: carmen
- A female given name borrowed from Spanish in the nineteenth century.
- (dated) A male given name, an Anglicization of the Italian Carmine. (Less common than the female name).
- 1914 Keith Clark, The Spell of Spain, The Page Company 1914, page 223:
- Not all of them looked "Spanish", but, no doubt, all of them were Spanish, even the blue-eyed, white, sylph-like creature, dressed in pale blue and white, who looked much more like a Murillo Madonna than like Carmen, but who danced like a Carmen, with a lithe, luring body entirely without stays, - - -
- 1988 Elmore Leonard, Killshot, Arbor House 1989, ISBN 1557100411, page 145:
- "But your Mom won," Carmen said, "and named you after a movie star. Moms get away with murder. Mine, you probably think, named me after the girl in the opera."
- "Tell you the truth," Wayne said, "I never thought about it."
- "She didn't. She named me after Guy Lombardo's brother, Carmen Lombardo, he sang with the band. - -