Manuel (name)

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Manuel is a male given name originating in the Hebrew name Immanu'el (עִמָּנוּאֵל‬, which means "God with us."[1] It was possibly brought from the Byzantine Empire (as Μανουήλ) to Spain and Portugal, where it has been used since at least the 13th century.[2] Manuel is popular in Spanish, Portuguese and German. It is also used in Italian, French, Romanian, Greek (Latinized), Polish, Dutch and English, where Manny or Manu is used as a nickname.

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  1. ^ jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/. JewishEncyclopedia.com
  2. ^ http://www.behindthename.com/name/manuel