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GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: עִמָּנוּאֵל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: E-MA-NWEL (French), i-MAN-yə-wəl (English), i-MAN-yəl (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us". This was the foretold name of the Messiah in the Old Testament. It has been used in England since the 16th century in the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel, though it has not been widespread. The name has been more common in continental Europe, especially in Spain and Portugal (in the spellings Manuel and Manoel).
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VARIANTS: Manuel (French), Manuel (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Manu (French), Manny (English)
FEMININE FORM: Emmanuelle (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Imanol (Basque), Emmanouel (Biblical Greek), Immanuel (Biblical Hebrew), Emmanuhel (Biblical Latin), Manel (Catalan), Emanuel (Croatian), Emanuel (Czech), Emanuel (Danish), Manu (Finnish), Emanuel, Immanuel, Manuel, Manu (German), Emmanouil (Greek), Immanuel (Hebrew), Emánuel (Hungarian), Emanuele, Manuel, Manuele (Italian), Manouel, Manuel (Late Greek), Emanuel (Norwegian), Manuel, Emanuel, Nelinho (Portuguese), Manoel (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Emanuel, Manuel (Romanian), Emanuel (Slovak), Manuel, Manolo, Manu (Spanish), Emanuel (Swedish)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Emmanúel, Emmanuël
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