Meaning:God is with us
If the name Manuel has grown in popularity, it’s probably because of the enormous success of the Broadway musical Hamilton and its genius creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. This name is the Spanish translation Emmanuel, a Hebrew name meaning “God is with us.” It appeared in the 12th century, with emperors, kings, and presidents called Manuel over the centuries. It’s a widespread given name for boys in Spain, while in the US Manuel is often shortened to the adorable and playful nickname.

Famous People Named Manuel

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Manuel Lanzini
    Soccer Player
  • Manuel Padilla Jr.
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