Manuel: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Manuel

A Spanish variant of the Hebrew name Emmanuel, meaning “God is with us.” Not to be confused with “manual,” which is what you’ll wish you had when it comes to raising kids.

Nicknames:

Manny, Manu, Manolo, Nelo.

Famous people named Manuel:

King of Portugal Manuel I; composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda; composer Manuel de Falla; German footballer Manuel Neuer.

Fun fact:

The name Manuel has been in use since at least the 13th century.

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