Spanish variation of Emmanuel, Hebrew
"God is with us"

Manuel Origin and Meaning

The name Manuel is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "God is with us".

A staple of Hispanic naming, Manuel is the Spanish variation of the English Emmanuel.

Manuel is another surprising baby boy name that's ranked in the US Top 1000 throughout its entire history. It's at its lowest point ever now, but still in the first half of the Top 1000.

Manuel is also a popular name not only in all the Latin countries -- Spain, Portugal, Italy, plus the Latin American countries -- but in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland too.

Manny is a common nickname.

# 331 in the US

Manuel Rank in US Top 1000

Manuel Popularity

Famous People Named Manuel

  • Manuel IKing of Portugal
  • Manuel II (Manuel Maria Filipe Carlos Amélio Luís Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis Eugénio)last King of Portugal
  • Manuel Luis Quezón (y Molina)2nd president of the Philippines
  • Manuel Acuña Roxas5th president of the Philippines
  • Manuel Carlos Vallsformer Prime Minister of France
  • Manuel de Falla (y Matheu)Spanish composer
  • Manuel I KomnenosByzantine Emperor
  • Manuel Orantes (Corral)Spanish tennis player
  • Manuel Antonio Noriega (Moreno)Panamanian dictator
  • Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús BelgranoArgentine revolutionary
  • Manuel Peter NeuerGerman footballer
  • LinManuel Miranda, American composer and actor
  • Manuel "Manian" ReuterGerman music producer of "Twoloud"
  • Manuel José Francisco António Caetano Estêvão BartolomeuInfante of Portugal; son of Peter II
  • Manuel Maria Alexander Leopold JörgPrince of Bavaria
  • Manuel Rengifo Diaz (aka Mesajah)Polish,Peruvian Reggae singer

Manuel in Pop Culture

  • Manuel Manzanocharacter in "Sims" series
  • Manuel Alberto Javier Alejandro "Manny" Delgadocharacter on TV's "Modern Family"