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

The name Manon is a girl's name of French origin meaning "bitter". Manon and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "List 5 middles".

From the experts:

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.

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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
Gabriëlla Maria "Manon" Melis, Dutch footballer
Manon Rheaume, Canadian ice hockey player; first and only woman to play in a National Hockey League exhibition game
Manon Mathews, American comedienne
Manon Smith (b. 1996), daughter of drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Manon Llodra (b. 2004), daughter of tennis player Michael Llodra
Manon Lewis (b. 2006), daughter of actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory
Manon Bousquet (b. 2010), daughter of French swimmers Laure Manaudou and Frederick Bousquet
Manon Von Gerkan, German fashion model
Manon on the Great British Bake Off

Pop Culture References for the name Manon

Manon, in "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources"
"Manon Lescaut," short novel by Antoine François Prevost and opera by Giacomo Puccini
"Manon", a Ballet
Manon Blackbeak, from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
"Manon of the Spring," 1986 French-language film
Manon, from the TV show "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir"