Name Manu Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Manu


Manu is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Manu thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Manu?

Manu is a diminutive of Emanuel, Emanuelle, Manuel or Manuela, which derived from the Hebrew name Immanuel. Besides, Manu is a Sanskrit name and the name of the first man in Hinduism.

What does the name Manu mean?

Manu means “God is with us” (from Hebrew “im/עִם” = with + “el/אֵל” = God) and “human” (from Sanskrit “मनु”). Besides, Manu means “bird” in Maori.

Pronunciation of Manu

Variants of the name Manu


Popularity of the name Manu

The name Manu is ranked #2968 overall.

Manu in the Top 50 Names

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