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Boy Name: Manuel

Name: Manuel
Pronunciation: \m(a)-nuel\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Spanish
Sounds Like: Manual, Manley, Manlea
Variant forms: Mannie, Manny, Mano, Manolito, Manolo, Manuelo
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 110
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1198


Manuel \m(a)-nuel\ as a boy's name is pronounced mahn-WEL. It is of Spanish origin. Short form of Emmanuel (Hebrew) "God is with us". Manolito was one of Spain's greatest matadors. Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik; artist Manuel Ocampo; baseball player Manny Ramirez.

Manuel has 6 variant forms: Mannie, Manny, Mano, Manolito, Manolo and Manuelo.

Baby names that sound like Manuel are Manual, Manley and Manlea.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Manuel.


Manuel is a very popular first name for men (#110 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1198 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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