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Manuela is a baby girl’s name of Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, and German origin. Manuela comes from the Hebrew name Emmanuel and means “God is with us”. Manuela is a vintage favorite that was popular in the first half of the 20th century.

Meaning of the name Manuela:

Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, German: God is with us

Origin of the name Manuela:

Manuela is a baby girl’s name of Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese, and German origin. Manuela means “God is with us” and derives from the Hebrew name Emmanuel.

Symbolism of the name Manuela:

Manuela derives from the Hebrew name Emmanuel which is a prayer that is also often used in religious hymns and songs.

Style of the name Manuela:

traditional

Gender of the name Manuela:

Manuela is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Manuela:

ma-NWEH-la (Spanish, German), ma-noo-EH-la (Italian)

Number of syllables in the name Manuela:

three or four, depending on pronunciation

Emotion evoked from the name Manuela:

Manuela evokes feelings of wisdom and loyalty.

Alternative spellings for the name Manuela:

Manoela, Mawela, Manwehla

Nicknames for the name Manuela:

  • Manny
  • Manola
  • Manuelita
  • Manu
  • Nela
  • Nellie 
  • Lala
  • Mana

Popularity of the name Manuela:

According to the Social Security Administration, Manuela is a popular baby girl’s name. Manuela was in the top 1000 baby names for the first half of the 20th century, from 1900 to 1953. It peaked at #486 in 1920.

Related names for the name Manuela:

Great middle names for the name Manuela and their meanings:

  • Julissa (youthful, sky father)
  • Francine (from France, free man)
  • Philomena (lover of strength)
  • Jacinta (hyacinth)
  • Giovanna (God is gracious)
  • Luciana (light)
  • Valentine (strength, health)
  • Saffron (saffron, the spice)

Famous people with the name Manuela:

  • Manuela Martelli (Chilean actress)
  • Manuela Schultealbert (German footballer)
  • Manuela Di Centa (Italian Olympic skier)
  • Manuela Schlager (German singer)
  • Manuela Arbeláez (Colombian-American model and actress)

Manuela in popular culture:

  • Manuela Hidalgo (video game, “Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles”)
  • Manuela “Manny” Santos (television, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”)
  • Manuela Hunt (film, “Stowaway Girl”)
  • Manuela (literature, “The Child Manuela” by Christa Winsloe)
  • Manuela (film, “Hustlers”)