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What does Man mean?

Man Pronunciation of Man [man] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Man is "God is with us". Man is an alternate spelling of Emmanuel (Hebrew).


8 alternative forms via Emmanuel: Eman, Mannie, Manny, Manoel, Manola, Manolo, Manual and Manuel.

Creative forms:
(male) Manno, Marn, ..

(female) Manis, Mis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Man Adam (M.A.), ..

How popular is Man?

Man is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1176 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#6985 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Man reached its peak rank of #1690 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Man ranked in the Top 2000 are Emmanuel (#150 from current records), Mannie, Manny, Manual and Manuel (#283). Other variants, like Manoel, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Man was well-received among parents a decade ago (adoption of 0.26%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.21%, down 19.4%), but with the form Manuel becoming less in vogue. Manuel is the continual favorite, though Emmanuel is now the preferred form.

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

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

Similar Names

Man is pronounced similarly to Mann and Mayne. Other suggested similar names are Ban, Dan, Ean, Han, Ian, Jan, Mac, Mano, Mar, Mat, Max, Tan, Van, Xan and Zan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Man.

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