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Emanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuil or Immanuel are personal names and surnames deriving from (Hebrew: עמנואל, God is with us), a prophetic name used in Isaiah 7:14. The middle letter "m" is doubled in Hebrew giving rise to the co-existence of single "m" and double "mm" variants in many languages.

The name is common to both Jewish and Christian naming traditions, interpreted in Judaism without messianic significance, but by Christians in the light of Gospel of Matthew 1:23 as a name or title relating to Jesus.

The name has many variant spellings, including Emanuele in Italy, Imanol in Basque and Manuel in Portugal and Spain.

Notable people with the name or surname include:


  • Ari Emanuel (born 1961), American talent agent, brother of Ezekiel and Rahm
  • Ezekiel Emanuel (born 1957), American bioethicist, brother of Ari and Rahm
  • James Emanuel (1921–2013), American poet and scholar
  • Kerry Emanuel, born 1955, American climate scientist
  • Lee Emanuel (born 1985), British middle-distance runner
  • Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938), French composer, teacher and musicologist
  • Rahm Emanuel (born 1959), American politician and current mayor of Chicago, brother of Ari and Ezekiel
  • Tom Emanuel (1915–1997), a Welsh footballer
  • Tommy Emmanuel (born 1955), Australian guitar player
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