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What does Manny mean?

Manny Pronunciation of Manny [man-ny] as a boys' name has its roots in Hebrew and Old English, and the meaning of the name Manny is "life; peddler, trader; God is with us". Manny is an alternate form of Chaim (Hebrew): form of Hyman. Manny is also a variation of Chapman (Old English). Manny is also used as a derivative of Emmanuel (Hebrew) and Manuel (Spanish, Hebrew).

Associated with: old english, life, peddler (occupational).


Manny has 2 variants: Mannie and Mano.

5 more alternative forms via Chaim, Chapman, Emmanuel, Manuel: Man, Manoel, Manola, Manolo and Manual.

Creative forms:
(male) Many, Mony, ..

(female) Mancy, Mannyi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Manny Marcellus (M.M.), ..

How popular is Manny?

Manny is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#27176 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Manny was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #1257 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Manny appearing in the Top 2000 are Chaim (#726 last year), Emmanuel (#150), Man, Mannie, Manual and Manuel (#283). Other variants, like Manolo, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Manny was well-received a decade ago (usage of 0.3%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2%, 17% less), but with the form Manuel becoming less stylish. Chaim and Emmanuel are two of the more fashionable baby names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Manny is pronounced similarly to Manoa, Manoah and Meino. Other recommended names are Barny, Benny, Carny, Dabny, Dagny, Danny, Denny, Donny, Gianny, Hany, Jonny, Karny (see Kearney), Kenny, Lanny, Lenny, Lonny, Mabry, Macey, Macy, Maddy, Manley, Manly, Mann, Mannix, Mannyng, Manus, Manzo, Marly, Marty, Matty, Maury, Maxey, Maxy, Mayne, Monty, Renny, Ronny, Sonny, Sunny, Tenny and Vinny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Manny.

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