Manoella Appearently it is reasnobly common in Brazil, i am not sure if that would put it in Portugal too. A femine version of Manoel, which is the portuguese form of Emmanuel, similar to Manuela. Interesting that unlike with Manuela, another 'l' was added. I know elle/ella is in European languages as a word for she or feminine. So I think as much as it is the feminized for of Manoel, a spelling variation on Manuela, it is also from the names Emmanuel and Elle combined. Any thoughts?