- Emmanuel mBiblical: the name (meaning ‘God is with us’ in Hebrew) of the promised Messiah, as prophesied by Isaiah (7: 14; reported in Matthew 1: 23). The Authorized Version of the Bible uses the Hebrew form IMMANUEL (SEE Immanuel) in the Old Testament, Emmanuel in the New. Both forms have been used as given names in England. This has always been a comparatively rare name in the English-speaking world, whereas the Hispanic cognate Manuel is one of the commonest Spanish given names.Derivatives: German: Immanuel. Scandinavian: Emanuel. Italian: Emanuele. Spanish: Manuel. Portuguese: Manoel. Basque: Imanol.Pet forms: Jewish: Man, Manny.Feminine form: Spanish: Manuela.
First names dictionary. 2012.