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What does Mano mean?

Mano Pronunciation of Mano [mano] as a boys' name is pronounced MAH-no. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Mano is "shark". Figuratively, a passionate lover. In Spanish, the name is a short form of Manuel. Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.


Mano has 2 variants: Manollo and Manolo.

3 more relations via Manuel: Mannie, Manny and Manuelo.

Creative forms:
(male) Marno, Mauno, ..

(female) Mado, Manie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mano Hector (M.H.), ..

How popular is Mano?

Mano is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#36189 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Mano (not in Top 2000) are Manuel (#283 in recent rankings), Manny and Mannie. Adoption of these relations of Mano was widespread during the years 1920-1929 (median #1371) and has become much diminished since (#1427, down 52.2%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mano and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mano is pronounced similarly to Manoa, Manoah and Meino. Other recommended names are Alano, Anno, Dino, Enno, Erno, Gino, Hanno, Ivano, Jano, Jeno, Jino, Kano, Lino, Luano, Mabon, Mac, Mack, Macon, Macy, Madoc, Mads, Maik, Major, Maks, Man, Manly, Mann, Manoel, Manola, Manzo, Mar-, Marc, Marco, Marino, Mario, Mark, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marr, Mart, Marx, Marzo, Mason, Masos, Mat, Mata, Mateo, Matt, Matz, Mauro, Max, Maxx, Maxy, Mayne, Maynor, Mayo, Mayor, Mays, Mazor, Milo, Minos, Mo, Mungo, Munro, Mylo, Mynor, Pino, Tino, Tyno, Yanno and Zino. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mano.

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