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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Manus

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ma"nus
The distal segment of the fore limb, including the carpus and fore foot or hand.

Etymology: L., the hand

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

Borrowing from Latin manus (“hand”).

  1. (formal) A hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
  2. (obsolete, Roman law) The power over other people, especially that of a man over his wife.

manus was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Latin, Latvian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Manus

Manus Boonjumnong is an amateur boxer. Manus was born on June 23rd, 1980 in Ratchaburi.


Manus Lunny is a celtic music, folk music, and rock music record producer, guitarist, bouzouki, and singing. He plays Guitar and Bouzouki. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Manus was born in 1962.


Manus Vrauwdeunt was an athlete for the Feyenoord and Netherlands national football team. Manus was born on April 29th, 1915 in Rotterdam. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1982.


Manus Boyle is an athlete for the C.L.G. Na Cealla Beaga.


Manus was born in 1874. He breathed his last breath in 1963.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Manus

Max Manus is a military person. His military service ended in 1940.


Willard Manus is a writer.


Tikken was born on June 28th, 1914. She died on October 12th, 2010.


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Popularity of Manus as a last name

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Common last names for Manus

  • Odonnell
  • Gallagher
  • Boyle

Common first names for Manus

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Manus U.S.
  White 80.87% 64.26%
  African American 8.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.20% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Manus

People with the last name Manus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Manus

  • How Popular is the name Manus? Manus is the 33,388th most popular name of all time. As a last name Manus was the 11,882nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Manus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 125 babies born with the first name Manus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Manus 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 Manus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Manus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Manus is Friday, February 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Manus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Manus was in 1929 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Manus: Your name in reverse order is Sunam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snamu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Manus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,635 people with the last name Manus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Manus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Manus as their last name since less than 1 person in 112k 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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