Manuel (name)

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Manuel is a male given name originating in the Hebrew name עִמָּנוּאֵל (Immanu'el), 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) and English, where Manny is used as a nickname.


Religious figures[edit]

  • Patriarchs of Constantinople
    • Manuel I, patriarch of Constantinople in 1216–22
    • Manuel II, patriarch of Constantinople in 1244–55
    • Manuel Christonymos, birth name of Patriarch Maximus III of Constantinople, reigned 1476–1482
  • Patriarchs of Lisbon
    • Manuel II, 14th. cardinal-patriarch of Lisbon (1929–71)
    • Manuel III, 17th. cardinal-patriarch of Lisbon (since 2013) -current-


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