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Gender: Male Origin of Manuel: Spanish variation of Emmanuel Meaning of Emmanuel: Hebrew, "God is with us" Manuel's Popularity in 2017: #274

The name Manuel is a boy's name of Spanish origin. Manuel is ranked #274 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Latin Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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A staple of Hispanic naming, the Spanish variation of the English Emmanuel.

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Famous People Named Manuel

Manuel I, King of Portugal
Manuel II (Manuel Maria Filipe Carlos Amélio Luís Miguel Rafael Gabriel Gonzaga Xavier Francisco de Assis Eugénio), last King of Portugal
Manuel Luis Quezón (y Molina), 2nd president of the Philippines
Manuel Acuña Roxas, 5th president of the Philippines
Manuel Carlos Valls, former Prime Minister of France
Manuel de Falla (y Matheu), Spanish composer
Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor
Manuel Orantes (Corral), Spanish tennis player
Manuel Antonio Noriega (Moreno), Panamanian dictator
Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano, Argentine revolutionary
Manuel Peter Neuer, German footballer
Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and actor
Manuel "Manian" Reuter, German music producer of "Twoloud"
Manuel José Francisco António Caetano Estêvão Bartolomeu, Infante of Portugal; son of Peter II
Manuel Maria Alexander Leopold Jörg, Prince of Bavaria
Manuel Rengifo Diaz (aka Mesajah), Polish-Peruvian Reggae singer

Pop Culture References for the name Manuel

Manuel Manzano, character in "Sims" series
Manuel Alberto Javier Alejandro "Manny" Delgado, character on TV's "Modern Family"

Manny, Manolete, Manolo, Mani, Mannie, Mango, Mannuel, Manolito, Manuelito, Manuelo, Manue, Nelo

Manuel's International Variations

Maco, Mano (Hungarian) Manoel (Portuguese) Manuil, Manuyil (Russian)


Introverted Says:


Lin-Manuel Miranda?

Daphodil Says:


This is the name of someone very special that I know :) It's not a name I would have "discovered" on my own, but as time passes I grow to love it more and more. To me, Manuel is an intelligent and friendly name that works well internationally. And I just love the nn Manu *.*