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What does Emmanuel mean?

Emmanuel Pronunciation of Emmanuel [em-manuel] as a boys' name is pronounced ee-MAN-yoo-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Emmanuel is "God is with us". The Hebrew form Immanuel is used in the Old Testament while Emmanuel is used in the New. Biblical: a name-title for the promised Messiah. Fashion designer Emmanuel Ungaro; pianist Emmanuel Ax.

Associated with: old, messiah (champion).


Emmanuel has 23 variants: Eman, Emanual, Emanuel, Emanuele, Emmanouil, Emmanual, Emmonual, Emmonuel, Emonual, Emonuel, Imanuel, Immanuel, Immanuele, Man, Mannie, Manny, Manoel, Manola, Manolo, Manual, Manuel, Manuela and Manuelo.

2 more related forms via Immanuel: Imanoel and Immannuel.

2 feminine forms: Emmanuelle and Manuela.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Emmanuel?

Emmanuel is a very popular first name for men (#512 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#14395 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Emmanuel entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #144 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #150 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Emmanuel (#150 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000 are Manuel (#283 from recent data), Emanuel (#347), Immanuel (#906), Manual, Man, Mannie and Manny. These forms of Emmanuel were popular as birth names a decade ago (usage of 0.33%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.28%, 17.5% less), but with the form Manuel becoming somewhat outmoded. Emmanuel, Immanuel and Emanuel are three of the more trendy names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Emmanuel, Emanuel, Immanuel, Man, Mannie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Manny, Manual, Manuel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Chaniel, Chanyel, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Eaman, Eamann (see Eamon), Edmonde, Elman, Emmet, Emmons, Erman, Ermanno, Ermano, Eumann, Evander, Evangel, Evangelo, Eziequel, Franzel, Gamaliel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Ismael, Jamael, Kaniel, Kemuel, Lemuel, Mandel, Mansel, Manvel, Mihangel, Natanael, Nataniel, Pauel, Rancel, Randel, Samael, Samuel, Thaniel and Ysmael. These names tend to be less frequently used than Emmanuel.

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