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What does Emanuel mean?

Emanuel Pronunciation of Emanuel [emanuel] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Emanuel is "God is with us". Emanuel is a variant form of Emmanuel (Hebrew).


Emanuel has 11 variants: Emanual, Emanuele, Emmanouil, Emmanual, Emmonual, Emmonuel, Emonual, Emonuel, Imanuel, Immanuel and Immanuele.

6 more alternative forms via Emmanuel: Eman, Manoel, Manual, Manuel, Manuela and Manuelo.

Creative forms:
(male) Ednuel, Emael, ..

(female) Emane, Emanes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Emanuel Harry (E.H.), ..

How popular is Emanuel?

Emanuel is a very prominent first name for men (#498 out of 1220, Top 41%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5296 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Emanuel reached its top rank of #256 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #347. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emanuel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emanuel outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Emmanuel (#150 the previous year), Manuel (#283), Immanuel (#906) and Manual are the popular related forms of Emanuel (#347 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Emanuel was at its apex 10 years ago (adoption of 0.33%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.28%, down 17%). Manuel is the all-time favorite, though Emmanuel is now higher in the list, while Manuel is now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emanuel, Emmanuel, Immanuel, Manual, Manuel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Emanuel, Emmanuel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Emanuel is alike in pronunciation to Imanoel and Immannuel. Other suggested similar names are Chaniel, Chanyel, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Evander, Evangel, Evangelo, Franzel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Kaniel, Mandel, Mansel, Manvel, Pauel, Rancel, Randel, Samuel and Thaniel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Emanuel.

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