Meaning and name origin
Manuel \m(a)-nuel\ as a boy's 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.
Manuel is a very popular first name for males (#110 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1198 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Manuel for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Manuel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Emmanuel (#165), Manuel (#265) and Mannie. (2014 statistics).
Manuel is also pronounced similarly to Manoel and Manual. Other suggested similar baby names are Mandel, Manlea, Manley, Mansel, Manuela and Manvel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Manuel.