Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, German
Meaning: the Spanish, Portuguese and German form of Emmanuel meaning “God is with us”.
Manuela is the feminine form of the name.
Manny is a common nickname in English; Manolo and Manu are the Spanish diminutives of the name while Nelinho is the Portuguese diminutive. Manu is also the short form of Manuel (as well as its feminine form Manuela) in German.
Variants: Manoel (Portuguese Brazilian); Manuele, Emanuele (Italian); Emanuel (German, Portuguese); Manouel (Late Greek); Emmanuel (Hebrew, English); Emmanuel (French).