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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name borrowed from Spanish in the nineteenth century.
  • proper n. A male given name, an Anglicization of the Italian Carmine. (Less common than the female name).


Spanish Carmen, cognate with English Carmel. Made famous outside Spain by the opera Carmen (1875) by Georges Bizet. (Wiktionary)



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