What does Manuel mean?
Manuel [manuel] as a boys' name is pronounced mahn-WEL. It is of Spanish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Manuel is "God is with us". Short form of Emmanuel. Manolito was one of Spain's greatest matadors. Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik; artist Manuel Ocampo; baseball player Manny Ramirez.
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(male) Macnuel, Monuel, ..
(female) Manuelen, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Manuel?
Manuel is a very prominent first name for males (#110 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1337 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Manuel reached its apex rank of #115 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #283 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Emanuel (#347 last year), Emmanuel (#150), Immanuel (#906), Man, Mannie, Manny and Manual are the prominent related forms of Manuel (#283 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Manuel was more pronounced among parents in the year 2005 (adoption of 0.33%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.28%, ▼17.5%), but with the form Manuel becoming less fashionable. Manuel has been the most recognizable form, though Emmanuel is currently more frequently used.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Daniel▼, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Kaniel, Macniel, Mandel, Mandell, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Manly, Mansel, Mansell, Manten (see Manton), Manus, Manvel, Marcel▲, Mardel, Markel, Marquel, Martel, Marvel, Mendel, Miguel, Miquel, Montel, Pauel, Rancel, Randel and Samuel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Manuel.See names in meaning and etymology.