Gender: Male Meaning of Emmanuel: "God is with us" Origin of Emmanuel: Hebrew Emmanuel's Popularity in 2019: #163

Emmanuel Origin and Meaning

The name Emmanuel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is with us".

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.

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Rank in US: #163

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Famous People Named Emmanuel

Pop Culture References for the name Emmanuel

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)


Heavenlyjoy Says:


Well this ain't true. I've lived in Ghana for quite some time and met only 2 Emmanuels😊. Michael is quite popular though.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


Spelled Emmanuelle.

tencolorpen Says:


every dude in ghana is named this stg

jannakook Says:


I love this name so much but I'm not sure I love the nickname Manny. I've seen suggestions for Manny-alternatives, but none seem quite as natural. For any parents/siblings/friends of an Emmanuel, is Manny just inevitable?

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!