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Popularity
182k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Manuel

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10k Manuela (Hebrew)
< 1k Manolo (Spanish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 75 0 75
1881 57 0 57
1882 92 0 92
1883 74 0 74
1884 90 0 90
1885 90 0 90
1886 70 0 70
1887 72 0 72
1888 101 0 101
1889 81 0 81
1890 96 0 96
1891 85 0 85
1892 96 0 96
1893 96 0 96
1894 99 0 99
1895 98 0 98
1896 104 0 104
1897 86 0 86
1898 95 0 95
1899 97 0 97
1900 174 0 174
1901 150 0 150
1902 118 0 118
1903 151 0 151
1904 149 0 149
1905 157 0 157
1906 204 0 204
1907 184 0 184
1908 220 0 220
1909 243 0 243
1910 288 0 288
1911 340 0 340
1912 469 0 469
1913 624 0 624
1914 794 0 794
1915 976 0 976
1916 1,056 7 1,049
1917 1,158 0 1,158
1918 1,321 9 1,312
1919 1,370 9 1,361
1920 1,477 16 1,461
1921 1,560 5 1,555
1922 1,473 10 1,463
1923 1,555 12 1,543
1924 1,674 11 1,663
1925 1,567 13 1,554
1926 1,564 14 1,550
1927 1,610 9 1,601
1928 1,668 19 1,649
1929 1,640 15 1,625
1930 1,530 10 1,520
1931 1,325 14 1,311
1932 1,329 9 1,320
1933 1,202 13 1,189
1934 1,270 20 1,250
1935 1,164 16 1,148
1936 1,185 14 1,171
1937 1,141 10 1,131
1938 1,150 6 1,144
1939 1,150 9 1,141
1940 1,180 9 1,171
1941 1,126 7 1,119
1942 1,281 6 1,275
1943 1,444 15 1,429
1944 1,408 8 1,400
1945 1,401 10 1,391
1946 1,500 10 1,490
1947 1,690 12 1,678
1948 1,601 10 1,591
1949 1,653 10 1,643
1950 1,581 0 1,581
1951 1,663 16 1,647
1952 1,676 12 1,664
1953 1,577 6 1,571
1954 1,695 12 1,683
1955 1,675 6 1,669
1956 1,632 16 1,616
1957 1,646 9 1,637
1958 1,658 8 1,650
1959 1,661 13 1,648
1960 1,685 13 1,672
1961 1,681 14 1,667
1962 1,579 11 1,568
1963 1,631 18 1,613
1964 1,647 8 1,639
1965 1,514 13 1,501
1966 1,545 10 1,535
1967 1,589 14 1,575
1968 1,603 8 1,595
1969 1,695 19 1,676
1970 1,711 16 1,695
1971 1,698 13 1,685
1972 1,721 17 1,704
1973 1,733 21 1,712
1974 1,777 13 1,764
1975 1,824 24 1,800
1976 1,862 28 1,834
1977 1,767 28 1,739
1978 1,866 21 1,845
1979 1,936 27 1,909
1980 1,919 13 1,906
1981 1,981 23 1,958
1982 2,066 13 2,053
1983 1,894 25 1,869
1984 1,864 17 1,847
1985 1,997 23 1,974
1986 1,978 18 1,960
1987 2,103 19 2,084
1988 2,135 17 2,118
1989 2,235 27 2,208
1990 2,406 16 2,390
1991 2,517 21 2,496
1992 2,601 19 2,582
1993 2,445 13 2,432
1994 2,485 21 2,464
1995 2,375 11 2,364
1996 2,418 9 2,409
1997 2,329 7 2,322
1998 2,358 8 2,350
1999 2,360 7 2,353
2000 2,433 9 2,424
2001 2,313 0 2,313
2002 2,332 8 2,324
2003 2,246 0 2,246
2004 2,408 0 2,408
2005 2,661 0 2,661
2006 2,551 8 2,543
2007 2,413 0 2,413
2008 2,142 0 2,142
2009 1,951 0 1,951
2010 1,697 0 1,697
2011 1,553 0 1,553
2012 1,462 0 1,462
2013 1,466 0 1,466
2014 1,376 0 1,376
2015 1,289 0 1,289

Fun Facts about the name Manuel

  • How many people with the first name Manuel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 181,705 babies born with the first name Manuel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Manuel to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Manuel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 75 new born babies.
  • When was Manuel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Manuel is Saturday, June 17th, 1820.
  • What year had the most people named Manuel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Manuel was in 2005 with a total of 2,661 babies. That's a lot of babies named Manuel!
  • Random Manuel Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Manuel ranks 34th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 69 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Manuel: Your name in reverse order is Leunam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Luamne. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Manuel as a first name

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Popularity of Manuel as a last name

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Common last names for Manuel

  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Lopez
  • Gonzalez
  • Perez
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Fernandez
  • Rivera
  • Ramirez
  • Gonzales
  • Torres
  • Souza
  • Diaz
  • Flores
  • Gomez
  • Santos
  • Medeiros

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Manuel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Manuel as well as things modernly associated with the name Manuel such as celebrities named Manuel.

Origin and Meaning of Manuel

The name "Manuel" is of Spanish origin, and it means "God is with Us". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From Spanish and Portuguese, short for Emanuel.

  1. A male given name.

Manuel was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is a fashion designer. Manolo was born in 1942 as Manuel Blahnik Rodriguez in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain.

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Manuel Pablo

Manuel Pablo is a football biography. Manuel was born in 1976 in Arucas, Spain.

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Manuel Ojeda

Manuel Ojeda is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Manuel was born in 1940 as Jesus Manuel Ojeda Ruiz de la Pena in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Manuel Tejada

Manuel Tejada is a football biography. Manuel was born in 1957 in Lima, Peru.

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Manuel Victor

Manuel was born in 1974.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Manuel

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica
Manuel Margot
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Valls
Manuel Canovas
Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Bonilla
Manuel Noriega
Manuel Uribe
Manuel Antonio National Park

Alternative Meanings

Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Uis for unique, your love of life.

Eis for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

Lis for love, everlasting.

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