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Gender: F Meaning of Manon: "bitter" Origin of Manon: French, diminutive of Marie

Manon is an endearing French pet name for Marie or Marianne; it has the exotic yet straightforward feel that makes it a viable import. Manon of the Spring was a gorgeous French film, Manon Lescaut a 1731 novel by Abbe Prevost, set in France and Louisiana, that was controversial in its day. It formed the basis of operas by Puccini and Massenet, and several films and TV series.

Manon is currently the fourth most popular name in France and Number 9 in Belgium.

British actors Damian Lewis, of Homeland, and Helen McCrory have a daughter named Manon.

Famous People Named Manon

Marie-Jeanne Phlippon "Manon" Roland, French revolutionary
Manon Balletti, Italian lover of Casanova
(Alma) Manon Gropius, Austrian artists' muse
Manon Maria Bollegraf , Dutch tennis player
Manon Perreault, Canadian MP
Hermanna "Manon" Fokke, Dutch MP
Manon Rheaume, Canadian ice hockey player; first and only woman to play in a National Hockey League exhibition game
Manon Mathews, American comedienne

Pop Culture References for the name Manon

Manon, tragic character in "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources"
"Manon Lescaut," short novel by Prevost and its main character
"Manon", a Ballet