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Gender: Female Pronunciation: mahn-WEHL-lah Meaning of Manuela: "God is with us" Origin of Manuela: Spanish, feminine variation of Emmanuel

The name Manuela is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "God is with us". Manuela and is often added to lists like Spanish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".

From the experts:

Manuela is one feminine form that's more energetic than the male original, and is worth considering if you're seeking an easily assimilated Spanish name.

In the 1948 film The Pirate, set in the Caribbean village of Calvados, Judy Garland plays a spirited senorita named Manuela. Manuela Santos is a fictional character in Degrassi: The Next Generation and there is a Manuela in the James Bond film Moonraker.

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Famous People Named Manuela

Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian pro tennis player
Manuela Di Centa, Italian Olympic skier
Manuela, German Schlager singer
Manuela Schwesig, German politician
Manuela Sáenz, Peruvian revolutionary
Manuela Abril Martelli, Chilean actress
Manuela Schultealbert, German footballer
Manuela Arbeláez, Colombian-American model and actress
Manuela Gretkowska, Polish novelist and politician
Manuela Velasco, Spanish TV hostess
Manuela Bijelic (b. 2001), daughter of Serbian pop singer Dragana Mirkovic & Toni Bijelic
Manuela Puyol Lorenzo, daughter of Spanish footballer Carles Puyol and model Vanesa Lorenzo
Manuela Sánchez, daughter of Mexican model Jaydy Michel and Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz

Pop Culture References for the name Manuela

Manuela Hidalgo, character in video game Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Manuela "Manny" Santos, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Manuela Hunt, main character in 1957 film "Manuela" aka "Stowaway Girl"
Das Mädchen Manuela ("The Child Manuela"), novel by Christa Winsloe, upon which the film Mädchen in Uniform is based

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