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Manuel

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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 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Manuel ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 12 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1977.
  • 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 Nuaelm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Manuel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,529 people with the last name Manuel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Manuel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Manuel as their last name.

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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

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Manuel U.S.
  White 39.56% 64.26%
  African American 26.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Manuel

People with the last name Manuel are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Spanish

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.

Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons With the Name Manuel

Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04, FC Schalke 04 II, and Germany national youth football team. Manuel was born on March 27th, 1986 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany.

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Manuel Noriega

Manuel Noriega is a president. His military service ended in 1990. Manuel was born on February 11th, 1934 in Panama City.

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Manuel Valls

Manuel Valls is a Mayor of Évry, Member of the National Assembly, from Essonne's 1st district, Prime Minister of France, Minister of the Interior, MayorofÉvry, Member of theNational Assembly, fromEssonne's 1st district, and Minister of the Interior (France). Manuel was given the name Manuel Carlos Valls Galfetti on August 13th, 1962 in Barcelona. Manuel is also known as Valls Galfetti and Manuel Carlos.

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Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon was a (1st President of the Commonwealth), Senator of the Philippines from the 5th Senatorial District, Member of the Philippine Assembly from Tayabas' 1st District, 2nd President of the Philippines, 1st President of the Senate of the Philippines, Senator o. His military service ended in 1900. Manuel was given the name Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina on August 19th, 1878 in Baler, Aurora. He left this life on August 1st, 1944.

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Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Audax Italiano, Club Universidad de Chile, and Chile national football team. Manuel was born on September 16th, 1953 in Santiago, Chile.

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Manuel Lanzini

Manuel Lanzini is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Al Jazira Club, Club Atlético River Plate, Fluminense FC, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Manuel was born on February 15th, 1993 in Ituzaingó, Argentina.

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  • Manuel Roxas
    (Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Capiz' 1st District)
  • Manuel II
    (royalty)
  • Manuel I
    (royalty)
  • Manolo Blahnik
    (fashion designer)
  • Manuel Castells
    (scientist)
  • Manuel V. Pangilinan
    (chairman)
  • Manuel I Komnenos
    (monarch)
  • Manuel da Costa
    (soccer player)
  • Manuel Azaña
    (Prime Minister of Spain)
  • Manuel Almunia
    (soccer player)
  • Manuel Zelaya
    (Deputy of the Olancho Department)
  • Manuel Urrutia
    (President of Cuba)
  • Manuel II Palaiologos
    (monarch)
  • Manuel Fernandes
    (soccer player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Manuel

Richard Manuel

Richard Manuel was a country rock, rhythm, blues, rock, roll, and americana (music) musician. He plays Vocals, piano, drums, keyboard, lap slide guitar, harmonica, clavinet, marimba, and conga. His career lasted from 1957 to 1986. Richard was given the name Richard George Manuel on April 3rd, 1943 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He left this life on March 4th, 1986.

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Peter Manuel

Peter Manuel is a criminal. Peter is also known as The Beast of Birkenshaw.

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EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel is a football player for the Buffalo Bills. He was most active from 2013 to present. EJ was born on March 19th, 1990 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel is a leading somebody. Simone was born on August 2nd, 1996 in Sugar Land, Texas.

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Jay Manuel

Jay Manuel is a make-up artist. Jay was born on August 14th, 1972 in Springfield, Illinois.

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Trevor Manuel

Trevor Manuel is a Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission, Minister in the Presidency for theNational Planning Commission, Minister of Finance, and National Treasury (South Africa). Trevor was born on January 31st, 1956 in Cape Town.

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What does the name Manuel mean?

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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Sources: 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). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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