Carmichael is a Scottish clan, from the village of Carmichael, Scotland, in South Lanarkshire, Scottish Lowlands, United Kingdom. It is also the name of a family from the west coast of Scotland, from the Gaelic MacGillemichael, meaning son of the servant of Michael, these Carmichaels are part of the Stewarts of Appin.

Several people have had the surname Carmichael:

  • Abbie Carmichael, a fictional ADA from the Law & Order franchise
  • Alexander Carmichael, collector and author of Carmina Gadelica
  • Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Liberal Democratic politician
  • Amy Carmichael, missionary to Tamil Nadu, India
  • Chris Carmichael (cyclist), cycling trainer for Lance Armstrong and others
  • Chris Carmichael (musician)
  • Colin Carmichael, Green Party of Ontario candidate for the electoral district of Cambridge in the 2007 Provincial General Election
  • Franklin Carmichael, Canadian artist
  • Gershom Carmichael, Scottish philosopher
  • Greg Carmichael, English guitarist
  • Harold Carmichael, played for the American football team, the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Hoagy Carmichael, American musician
  • Ian Carmichael, British actor
  • James Carmichael (disambiguation), several notable people
  • Jesse Carmichael, keyboardist and backing singer of Maroon 5, a rock band from Los Angeles
  • John Carmichael, British soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Laura Carmichael, British actor
  • Leonard Carmichael, American educator, associated with Tufts University
  • Neil Carmichael (Conservative politician), Conservative MP for Stroud.
  • Neil Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, Glasgow Labour MP (1962-1983)
  • Nelson Carmichael, American Olympic freestyle skier
  • Ricky Carmichael, professional motocross racer
  • Robert Daniel Carmichael, American mathematician
  • Robert P. Carmichael - One of the inventors of the Precooled jet engine
  • Sandy Carmichael, Scottish rugby player who also played for the British Lions
  • Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian/American Black activist
  • Susie Carmichael, fictional character from the nickelodeon TV series Rugrats and All Grown Up!

Carmichael may also refer to:

  • Carmichael, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Carmichael No. 109, Saskatchewan, rural municipality in Saskatchewan
  • Carmichael, California, United States
  • Carmichael number, a special kind of number in number theory named for mathematician Robert Carmichael
  • Carmichael (crater), a lunar crater
  • Carmichael, South Lanarkshire, a village in Scotland

Famous quotes containing the word carmichael:

    An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.
    —Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880–1958)

    Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.
    —Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880–1958)