This name derives from the Hebrew “Karmel”, meaning “garden, the garden of God, garden-land“. It is a devotional name in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, the Marian apparition of 1251 to St. Simon Stock in Palestine. It is then passed to the Greek "Kármēlos (Κάρμηλος)" and then to the Latin "Carmelus". Karmel is a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel, just below Haifa. Karmel also is a town in the mountains on the west side of the Dead Sea and south of Hebron.