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 Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
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.