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Emanuel is a baby boy’s name that means “God is with us” It is of Hebrew origin. Emanuel as a given name is not quite as popular as variant spelling Emmanuel, but both names have remained in the top 1000 baby names list since 1900.

Meaning of the name Emanuel:

Hebrew: God is with us

Origin of the name Emanuel:

Emanuel is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin that means “God is with us”. Emanuel is the Slavic, Portuguese, and German variant spelling of Emmanuel.

Symbolism of the name Emanuel:

Emanuel is one of the names of Jesus in the Christian Bible. This lends Emanuel all of the traditional symbolism associated with Jesus, including the lion and the lamb, the shepherd, and the cross.

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Style of the name Emanuel:


Gender of the name Emanuel:

Emanuel is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Emanuel:

eh-MA-nwehl (German), EH-ma-noo-ehl (Czech, Slovak), EH-MA-NWEHL (French), i-MAN-yoo-ehl (English)

Number of syllables in the name Emanuel:

three or four, depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Emanuel:

Emanuel evokes feelings of honor and dedication.

Alternative spellings for the name Emanuel:

Emmanuel, Imanuel, Immanuel

Nicknames for the name Emanuel:

  • Em
  • Emy
  • Manny
  • Manuel
  • Man
  • El

Popularity of the name Emanuel:

According to the Social Security Administration, Emanuel is a popular baby boy’s name. Emanuel has been in the top 1000 baby names list since 1900. It peaked at #230 in 1911 but has never dropped below #600.

Related names for the name Emanuel:

Great middle names for the name Emanuel and their meanings:

  • David (beloved)
  • Oliver (olive tree)
  • Theodore (gift of God)
  • Sorin (star)
  • Micah (who is like the Lord?)
  • Johan (God is gracious)
  • Tyr (god of law, justice, war, and victory)
  • Lars (crowned with laurel)

Famous people with the name Emanuel:

  • Emanuel Swedenborg (Swedish theologian)
  • Emanuel Lasker (German chess champion)
  • Emanuel Ax (Ukrainian-American pianist)
  • Emanuel Wynn (French pirate)
  • Emanuel Cook (American football player)

Emanuel in popular culture:

  • Emanuel (film, “Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes”)
  • Paul Carlos David Emanuel (literature, “Villette” by Charlotte Bronte)
  • Emanuel (film, “The Truth About Emanuel”)
  • Major Emanuel Stance (film, “Red Tails”)
  • Emanuel(literature, “Bert Diaries” series by Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson)