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Scriptsעִמָּנוּאֵל Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.E-MA-NWEL French
!-MAN-yə-wəl English
!-MAN-yəl English

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל ('Immanu'el) meaning "God is with us", from the roots עִם ('im) meaning "with" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". 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).
VariantsManuel French Manuel English
DiminutivesManu French Manny English
Feminine FormEmmanuelle French
Other Languages & CulturesImanol 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 SubmissionsEmmanúel, Emmanuël

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Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute