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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Manly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Man"ly
Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble.

Etymology: Man + -ly. Cf. Manlike

adverb Man"ly
In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly .
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Possessing qualities befitting a man
  2. Characteristic of a man ("manly sports")
  3. In a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man
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man +‎ -ly

Notable Persons Named Manly

Manly P. Hall was a writer. His career lasted from 1923 to 1990. Manly was born on March 18th, 1901 in Peterborough, Ontario. He breathed his last breath on August 29th, 1990.

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Manly E. MacDonald was a in the fields of painting and etching. Manly was given the name Manly Edward Macdonald on August 15th, 1889 in Point Anne, Ontario. He left this life on April 10th, 1971.

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Manly was born on March 14th, 1949 in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Manly was born on April 27th, 1842 in Stone Mills. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 1919.

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Manly was born in 1879. He died in 1950.

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Manly Fleischmann was a lawyer and attorney. Manly was born on July 15th, 1908 in Hamburg, New York. He breathed his last breath on March 25th, 1987.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Manly

William L. Manly was a fur, hunting, guide, farmer, and writer. William was given the name William Lewis Manly on April 6th, 1820. William is also known as Manley and William Lewis. He died on February 5th, 1903.

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Charles Manly was a Governor of North Carolina. He was most prominent from 1849 to 1851. Charles was born on May 13th, 1795 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He died on May 1st, 1871.

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Alex was born in 1866. He breathed his last breath in 1944.

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Charles was born in 1876. He passed away in 1927.

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John was born on September 2nd, 1865. He passed away on April 2nd, 1940.

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Alan was born Alan Manly in 1950.

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How popular is the baby name Manly in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1881 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1913 8 0 8
1914 9 0 9
1915 17 0 17
1916 9 0 9
1917 15 0 15
1918 15 0 15
1919 14 0 14
1920 22 0 22
1921 21 0 21
1922 24 0 24
1923 17 0 17
1924 10 0 10
1925 17 0 17
1926 17 0 17
1927 9 0 9
1928 7 0 7
1929 9 0 9
1930 12 0 12
1931 10 0 10
1932 12 0 12
1933 9 0 9
1934 8 0 8
1935 12 0 12
1936 6 0 6
1937 12 0 12
1938 8 0 8
1939 8 0 8
1940 17 0 17
1941 6 0 6
1942 17 0 17
1943 13 0 13
1944 7 0 7
1947 11 0 11
1948 8 0 8
1949 10 0 10
1952 8 0 8
1953 6 0 6
1954 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1958 6 0 6
1959 6 0 6
1966 5 0 5
1968 6 0 6
1973 6 0 6
1981 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
2000 5 0 5

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Popularity of Manly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Manly U.S.
  White 80.94% 64.26%
  African American 11.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Manly

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Fun Facts about the name Manly

  • How Popular is the name Manly? Manly is the 15,907th most popular name of all time. As a last name Manly was the 18,337th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Manly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 521 babies born with the first name Manly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Manly to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Manly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Manly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Manly is Tuesday, July 2nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Manly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Manly was in 1922 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Manly Factoid: According to the 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Manly is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Manly: Your name in reverse order is Ylnam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maynl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Manly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,511 people with the last name Manly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Manly? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Manly as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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