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Gender: Male Meaning of Emmanuel: "God is with us" Origin of Emmanuel: Hebrew Emmanuel's Popularity in 2017: #154

The name Emmanuel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is with us". Emmanuel is ranked #154 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop one with middles ... BOYS :)".

From the experts:

Emmanuel--spelled with one or two 'm's'-- was popular with early Jewish immigrants, until overused nickname Manny caused it to fade. Now, this important biblical name is being revived in its full glory.

In the Bible, this is the name given to the promised Messiah, in the prophecy of Isaiah.

The name is popular in Spain as Manuel; the name of the German philosopher is spelled Immanuel Kant.

Find other names based on Emmanuel using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Emmanuel

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, President of France
Emmanuel Arceneaux, American NFL and CFL football player
Emmanuel Lavar Stephens, American NFL football player
Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders, American NFL football player
Emmanuel-Bernard-Philipe Frédéric Delbousquet, French poet and novelist
Emmanuel Lubezki, Mexican cinematographer
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, French priest and revolutionary
(Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer
Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
Emmanuel Collard, French racing driver
Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher
Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
Emmanuel Dubourg, Canadian MP
Emmanuel Curtil, French actor
(Sheyi) Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
Emmanuel Chinenye Emenike, Nigerian footballer
Emmanuel Yaw Frimpong, Ghanaian footballer
Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie (b. 2005), Prince of Belgium
Emmanuel Medina (b. 2014), son of actress Ninel Conde and Giovanni Medina
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Emmanuel

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel," a Christmas hymn
Emmanuel, name used by Castiel on an episode of TV's "Supernatural"

Manny, Immanuele, Eman, Mannie, Emanual, Emmanual, Emonuel, Emmonual, Imanuel

Emmanuel's International Variations

Emanuele (Italian) Manuel, Manolete, Manolo, Mano, Manolito, Manuelo (Spanish) Manoel (Portuguese) Immanuel (German) Emanuel (Scandinavian) Imanol (Basque)


paulapuddephatt Says:


Handsome name

headintheclouds Says:


I know a teenage Emmanuel born on Christmas Day, who is almost always called Noel (a possible nickname option besides Manny).

EW314 Says:


This is a beautiful, soft, masculine name. I love the suggestion of nn Manu, so much nicer than Manny.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Manu is the French nickname, which is unisex but I think it sounds more masculine :)

Monsterhighghoulie Says:


emmanuel can also be a girl name




Guest Says:


It's usually Manny

hughesscholar Says:


I wonder what a good masculine nickname for Emmanuel would be...

Guest Says:


It's definitely more usable than Messiah that's for sure. And Jesus is exclusively used in the Latino community but it's to honor him not to be equating their kid to Jesus Christ himself. Emmanuel is a great handsome choice for anyone. :D

Guest Says:


Maybe this is just me, but that first "emma" bit keeps throwing me off. It makes the name look so feminine. I prefer Emanuel.

MaryKathryn Says:


Totally agree! I know plenty of Emmanuels

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Thanks so much! :)
Ps: I just like names, that's all.

raevynstar Says:


I think of that occasionally, but it's quite common in some areas, and it sounds nice, so you're safe. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Could someone please tell me if this is the equivalent of naming your child Jesus or Messiah? It sounds nice but I don't want to be blasphemous. Thanks!