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What does Immanuel mean?

Immanuel Pronunciation of Immanuel [im-manuel] as a boys' name is pronounced ih-MAN-yoo-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Immanuel is "God is with us". Variant of Emmanuel. German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

Associated with: philosopher.


Immanuel has 5 variants: Iman, Imani, Imanoel, Imanuel and Immannuel.

10 more alternative forms via Emmanuel: Emanual, Emanuel, Emanuele, Emmanouil, Emmanual, Emmonual, Emmonuel, Emonuel, Immanuele and Manuel.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Immanuel?

Immanuel is an unusual given name for men. Immanuel is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Immanuel was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #894 in the U.S. in 2001, and is currently at #906. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Immanuel (#906 the previous year) are Emmanuel (#150 the previous year), Manuel (#283), Emanuel (#347) and Imani. Usage of these forms of Immanuel was widespread in the year 2005 (median #700) and is almost as widespread today (#737, 17%), but with the form Manuel becoming somewhat dated. Emmanuel, Immanuel and Emanuel are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Chaniel, Chanyel, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Evangel, Franzel, Gamaliel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Inman, Ioannes, Isander, Ishmael, Iskander, Ismaal, Ismael, Ismail, Ismal, Ismayl, Israel, Izmail, Jamael, Kaniel, Kemuel, Lemuel, Mandel, Manoel, Mansel, Manvel, Mihangel, Natanael, Nataniel, Pauel, Rancel, Randel, Samael, Samuel, Thaniel and Ysmael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Immanuel.

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