"God is with us"

Emmanuel Origin and Meaning

The name Emmanuel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is with us".
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.
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Famous People Named Emmanuel

  • Emmanuel JeanMichel Frédéric Macron, President of France
  • Emmanuel ArceneauxAmerican NFL and CFL football player
  • Emmanuel Lavar StephensAmerican NFL football player
  • Emmanuel Niamiah SandersAmerican NFL football player
  • EmmanuelBernard,Philipe Frédéric Delbousquet, French poet and novelist
  • Emmanuel LubezkiMexican cinematographer
  • Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsFrench priest and revolutionary
  • (Alexis) Emmanuel ChabrierFrench composer
  • Emmanuel LewisAmerican actor
  • Emmanuel CollardFrench racing driver
  • Emmanuel LevinasFrench philosopher
  • Emmanuel EbouéIvorian footballer
  • Emmanuel DubourgCanadian MP
  • Emmanuel CurtilFrench actor
  • (Sheyi) Emmanuel AdebayorTogolese footballer
  • Emmanuel Chinenye EmenikeNigerian footballer
  • Emmanuel Yaw FrimpongGhanaian footballer
  • Emmanuel Léopold Guillaume François Marie (b. 2005)Prince of Belgium
  • Emmanuel Medina (b. 2014)son of actress Ninel Conde and Giovanni Medina
  • Emmanuel AgyemangBadu, Ghanaian footballer

Emmanuel in Pop Culture

  • "O ComeO Come Emmanuel," a Christmas hymn
  • Emmanuelname used by Castiel on an episode of TV's "Supernatural"

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