Manuel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Manuel

Manuel

Pronunciation: mahn-WEHL (key)

Origin of the name Manuel:

Highly popular name derived from the Greek Emmanouēl, which is derived from the Hebrew ‘immānūēl (God is with us). In the Bible, Emmanuel is the name of the promised Messiah.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Emanuel, Emmanuel, Manny, Manoel, Manolo, Mel, Méme

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In California Manuel is very common among Spanish speakers and Portuguese speakers.

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Also common to see it as a middle name used in combination with Jose, Luis and Victor: Jose Manuel, Luis Manuel and Victor Manuel.

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Manny, Manolo, Mel, Méme, Meño, Manu

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Manuel Mijares, usually referred to by his last name only, singer.
Nickname Manu: Manu Chao and Manu Djibango, both musicians.

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