Names Matching Pattern *man*

This is a list of names in which the pattern is *man*.
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ABD AL-RAHMANmArabic
Means "servant of the merciful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful". This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.
ABDUL-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
ABDUR-RAHMANmArabic
Variant transcription of ABD AL-RAHMAN.
AHRIMANmPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of ANGRA MAINYU.
AIMAN (1)fKazakh
Means "beauty of the moon" in Kazakh.
AIMAN (2)mArabic
Variant transcription of AYMAN.
AMANCIOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of AMANTIUS.
AMANDmFrench
French form of AMANDUS.
AMANDAfEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Late Roman
In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play 'Love's Last Shift' (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
AMANDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Punjabi ਅਮਨ (aman) meaning "peace" (ultimately from Arabic) and Sanskrit दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
AMANDINEfFrench
French diminutive of AMANDA.
AMANDOmPortuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of AMANDUS.
AMANDUSmLate Roman
Derived from Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Saint Amandus was a 5th-century bishop of Bordeaux. It was also borne by a 7th-century French saint who evangelized in Flanders.
AMANIf & mArabic
Means "wishes" in Arabic.
AMANTIUSmLate Roman
Means "loving" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints. It has sometimes been confused with the name Amandus.
ANTIMANmNative American, Mapuche
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
ARMAN (1)mPersian, Kazakh
Means "wish, hope" in Persian.
ARMANDmFrench
French form of HERMAN.
ARMANDOmSpanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ÁRMANNmIcelandic
Icelandic form of HERMAN.
ASUMANfTurkish
Means "sky" in Turkish.
AUCAMANmNative American, Mapuche
Means "wild condor" in Mapuche.
AYMANmArabic
Means "right-handed, blessed, lucky" in Arabic.
BAHMANmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Vohu Manah meaning "good mind". This was the name of a Zoroastrian god (one of the Amesha Spenta) associated with domestic animals. It is also the name of the eleventh month in the Iranian calendar.
CARLOMANmHistory, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name derived from karl (see CHARLES) and man "man". This was the name of several Frankish rulers, including the 8th-century Carloman I who ruled jointly with his brother Charlemagne for a time.
COLMÁNmIrish
Diminutive of Colm (see COLUM). This was the name of a large number of Irish saints.
DAUMANTASmLithuanian
From Lithuanian daug "much" and mantus "intelligent". This name was borne by a 13th-century Lithuanian ruler of Pskov who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
DIAMANTOfGreek
Derived from Greek διαμαντι (diamanti) meaning "diamond".
EMANUELAfItalian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMANUELEmItalian
Italian form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANOUELmBiblical Greek
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Greek Bible.
EMMANOUILmGreek
Greek form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUELmBiblical, French, English
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).
EMMANUELLEfFrench
French feminine form of EMMANUEL.
EMMANUHELmBiblical Latin
Form of IMMANUEL used in the Latin Bible.
ERDMANNmGerman
Variant of HARTMANN. It can also be interpreted as meaning "earth man" from German Erde "earth", and thus was sometimes used as a translation of Adam.
ERMANNOmItalian
Italian form of HERMAN.
FREEMANmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
FRIDUMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIEDEMANNmGerman
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
GERMÁNmSpanish
Spanish form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (1)mEnglish
English form of GERMANUS.
GERMAN (2)mRussian
Russian form of HERMAN.
GERMANOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
GERMANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which meant "brother" in Latin. This was the name of several early saints.
GETHSEMANEfVarious
From a biblical place name, the garden where Jesus was arrested, located on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem. It is derived from Γεθσημανι (Gethsemani), the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning "oil vat". It is very rarely used as a given name.
HAMANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning uncertain, of Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament Haman, called the Agagite, is an adviser to the Persian king. He plots to have all the Jews in the realm executed, but is foiled by Queen Esther.
HARDMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HARTMANN.
HARIMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of HERMAN.
HARTMANNmGerman
Means "brave man", derived from the Germanic element hard "brave, hardy" combined with man.
HERMANmEnglish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Ancient Germanic
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'.
HERMANNmGerman
German form of HERMAN.
HERMANNImFinnish
Finnish form of HERMAN.
HYMANmYiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
IMANm & fArabic, Persian, Indonesian
Means "faith", derived from Arabic امن (amuna) meaning "to be faithful".
IMANIf & mEastern African, Swahili, African American
Means "faith" in Swahili, ultimately of Arabic origin.
IMANOLmBasque
Basque form of EMMANUEL.
IMMANUELmGerman, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
JUMANAfArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAHfArabic
Variant transcription of JUMANA.
KAIMANAm & fHawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KÁLMÁNmHungarian
Probably of Turkic origin, meaning "remainder". This was the name of a 12th-century king of Hungary. It was also borne in the 13th-century by the first king of Galicia-Volhynia, who was also a member of the Hungarian Árpád royal family. This name has been frequently confused with Koloman.
KERMANmBasque
Basque form of GERMANUS.
KOLOMANmGerman (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KOMANGm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KUZMANmBulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
LAKSHMANAmHinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LAXMANmIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LOMÁNmIrish
Variant of LOMMÁN.
LOMMÁNmIrish
Means "little bare one", derived from Irish Gaelic lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.
MANAEMmBiblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAHEMmBiblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIAf & mMaori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MANAMIfJapanese
From Japanese (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MANANAfGeorgian
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MANASmBengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEHmBiblical
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
MANASSESmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
MANDAWUYmIndigenous Australian, Yolngu
Means "from clay" in Yolngu.
MANDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDIfEnglish
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANDICAfCroatian
Diminutive of MANDA.
MANDLAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MANDYfEnglish
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANELmCatalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANFREDmGerman, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
MANFREDOmItalian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANGATJAYmIndigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
MANI (1)mHinduism, Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MANI (2)mPersian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).
MANINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANISHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANIUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANJUfIndian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULAfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANLEYmEnglish
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIOmItalian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
MANNESmDutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIXmIrish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
MANNOmAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNYmEnglish
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANOELmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOJAmHinduism
Means "born of the mind", from Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Kama.
MANOLAfSpanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOLOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANONfFrench, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
MANOUELmLate Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MÅNSmSwedish
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
MANSELmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.
MANSOORmArabic
Variant transcription of MANSUR.
MANSURmArabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MANU (1)mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MANU (2)m & fFrench, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELmSpanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELEmItalian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MANUELITAfSpanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MANUSmIrish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MANYAfRussian
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
MANYARAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
MASTERMANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who worked as a servant.
NEMANJAmSerbian
Possibly from Slavic ne maniti meaning "not deceiving, not luring, not attracting". Another theory states that it means "without possessions", derived from Serbo-Croatian nemati meaning "have not". This was the name of a 12th-century Serbian king, and the name of the dynasty he began.
NORMANmEnglish, Ancient Germanic
From an old Germanic byname meaning "northman", referring to a Viking. The Normans were Vikings who settled on the coast of France, in the region that became known as Normandy. In England the name Norman or Normant was used before the Norman conquest, first as a nickname for Scandinavian settlers and later as a given name. After the Conquest it became more common, but died out around the 14th century. It was revived in the 19th century, perhaps in part due to a character by this name in C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Daisy Chain' (1856).
NORMANDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the same source as the name NORMAN.
NYOMANm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Possibly from a Balinese word meaning "end, remainder". This name is traditionally bestowed upon the third-born child.
OSMANmTurkish
Turkish form of UTHMAN. This was the name of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (14th century).
RAHMANmArabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RÉAMANNmIrish
Irish form of RAYMOND.
ROMÁNmSpanish, Hungarian (Rare)
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANmRussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMÁNAfHungarian (Rare)
Hungarian feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANAfItalian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANEfFrench
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANOmItalian
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANUSmLate Roman
Latin form of ROMAN.
SALMANmArabic
Means "safe", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SAMANTAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHAfEnglish, Italian, Dutch
Perhaps intended to be a feminine form of SAMUEL, using the name suffix antha (possibly inspired by Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). It originated in America in the 18th century but was fairly uncommon until 1964, when it was popularized by the main character on the television show 'Bewitched'.
SELMANmTurkish
Turkish form of SALMAN.
SHERMANmEnglish
From a surname meaning "shear man" in Old English, originally denoting a person who cut cloth. Famous bearers of the surname include American politician Roger Sherman (1721-1793) and American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891).
SUBRAHMANYAmHinduism, Indian, Telugu
From the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and ब्रह्मन् (brahman) meaning "transcendent reality, eternal truth". This is another name for the Hindu god Skanda.
SUBRAMANIAMmTamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SUBRAMANIANmTamil
Tamil variant of SUBRAHMANYA.
SULAIMANmArabic, Indonesian, Malay
Variant Arabic transcription of SULAYMAN, as well as the Indonesian and Malay form.
SULAYMANmArabic
Arabic cognate of SÜLEYMAN.
SULEIMANmHistory
Westernized form of SÜLEYMAN.
SÜLEÝMANmTurkmen
Turkmen form of SÜLEYMAN.
SÜLEYMANmTurkish
Turkish form of SOLOMON. Süleyman the Magnificent was a sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He expanded Ottoman territory into Europe and Persia, reformed the government, and completed several great building projects.
SUMANm & fBengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUMANTRAmBengali
Means "following good advice", from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मन्त्र (mantra) meaning "instrument of thought, prayer, advice".
SUMMANUSmRoman Mythology
Means "before the morning", derived from Latin sub "under, before" and mane "morning". Summanus was the Roman god of the night sky and night lightning, a nocturnal counterpart to Jupiter.
TAMANDANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "we have exalted" in Chewa.
TAMANNAmIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "wish, desire" in Hindi, ultimately from Persian تمنّا (tamanna).
TEMANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.
THEOTMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of TIEDEMANN.
TIEDEMANNmGerman (Archaic)
Germanic name derived from the elements theud "people" and man "man".
TRUEMANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of TRUMAN.
TRUMANmEnglish
From a surname which meant "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It was also borne by American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984).
USMANmArabic
Variant transcription of UTHMAN.
UTHMANmArabic
Means "baby bustard" in Arabic (a bustard is a type of large bird). Uthman was a companion of Muhammad who married two of his daughters. He was the third caliph of the Muslims.
VOHU MANAHmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of BAHMAN.
WAMANmNative American, Quechua
Means "eagle, falcon" in Quechua.
YAMANUmEgyptian Mythology
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AMON.
ZALMANmYiddish
Yiddish form of SOLOMON.
ZAMANmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
ZIYA UR-RAHMANmArabic
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
ZUSMANmYiddish
Means "sweet man" in Yiddish.
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