What does Manny mean?
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).
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.