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A truly international name, this is the Spanish, Portuguese and German, version of the biblical name Emmanuel, meaning ‘God is with us’ in Hebrew. The name, in this shortened version, was also used by two Emperors of the Byzantine Empire. A regal name since then, Manuel has also been the name of Portuguese kings in the 13th century.

Rank in the year 2015

Manuel was ranked #532 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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