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Gender: Male Meaning of Manu: "bird of the night; man" Origin of Manu: Polynesian; Sanskrit

The name Manu is a boy's name of Polynesian origin meaning "bird of the night; man". Manu and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Has the exotic texture of batik.

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Famous People Named Manu

Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player
Manu Chao, musician
Manu Bennett, actor in the Starz TV series "Spartacus"
Manu Feildel, French-Australian chef
Manu Raju, senior political reporter at CNN
Emanuel "Manu" Ginobili, basketball player of the San Antonio Spurs
Lucas Manu, son of actor Corky Nemec
Manu Rios, Youtuber and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Manu

In Assyro-Babylonian mythology, "Manu the Great" was a spirit who presided over fate.
Also, a nickname for Emmanuel/Emmanuelle