U.S. actor Edward G. Robinson, né Emanuel Goldenberg, 1893–1973
Emanuel is the Romanian, Scandinavian, German, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, and Croatian form of the Hebrew Imanuel (God is with us). In the Book of Isaiah, this is foretold as the name of the Messiah. Somewhat surprisingly, the name didn’t become popular in the Anglophone world till the 16th century (with the spellings Emmanuel and Immanuel). In continental Europe, it’s always been far more popular.
The variation Emánuel is Hungarian; Emanuël is Dutch; Emanúel is Icelandic; and Émanuél is Kashubian. I’ve really grown to love this name, not least because it was the birth name of one of my favourite male actors of the sound era!
Other forms include:
1. Emmanuel is French and English. The variation Emmanúel is Icelandic, and Emmanuël is Dutch.
2. Immanuel is German and English. The variation Immanúel is Icelandic, and Immanuël is Dutch.
3. Emmanuil is Russian. One of the nicknames is Emik.
4. Emmanouil is Greek.
5. Emanuil is Bulgarian. This is also a rare Croatian and Romanian variant.
6. Emanoil is Romanian.
7. Imanol is Basque.
8. Manu is Finnish.
9. Emanuele is Italian.
10. Manuel is Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, German, and English.
Greek aviation pioneer Emmanouil Argyropoulos, 1889–1913
11. Manoel is Brazilian–Portuguese.
12. Manel is Catalan.
13. Emanuels is Latvian.
14. Emaneulu is Samoan.
15. Emanuelis is Lithuanian.
16. Emmanwel is Maltese.
17. Manvel is Armenian.
18. Manyl is Mari, a Uralic language spoken in Russia.
19. Amaniu is Gascon.
20. Ammanuel is Ethiopian.
Russian politician Emmanuil Aleksandrovich Vatatsi, 1856–1920
1. Emanuela is Italian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, and Croatian; Émanuela is Kashubian; and Emanuéla is Hungarian.
2. Emmanuelle is French.
3. Manoela is Brazilian–Portuguese.
4. Manuela is Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, German, Galician, Slovenian, and Croatian. The variation Manuéla is Hungarian.
5. Immanuelle is Filipino.
6. Emmanuella is English.
7. Enmanuela is Galician.
8. Emmanuele is French.
9. Emmanuela is a rare Italian and modern Greek form.
10. Emmanouella, or Emmanouela, is Greek.